BREAKING: Yet ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL LEGEND Just Passed Away… This Is HEARTBREAKING
Sean Brown AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS –
The world is once again awaking to a heavy heart after learning of the passing of another legend.
As it is, it’s been a rough year-and-a-half as we’ve lost numerous beloved celebrities and other high-profile figures, but this time around it’s completely different. Celebrities, billionaires, and athletes are all loved because of their talents, but Warren A. Miller was loved for so much more than that, Yahoo! News reported.
Miller’s family sadly revealed that the 93-year-old pioneer of adventure skiing films passed away last night at his home in Orcas Island, WA.
“This is a sad day during which we draw some comfort from the fact that Warren’s legacy of adventure, freedom and humor carries on in the countless lives he touched,” said Laurie Miller, his wife of the past 30 years. “Warren loved nothing more than sharing his life’s adventures and hearing literally every day from friends old and new about how his stories inspired others to enrich and enjoy their own lives. All of us are better for knowing and loving Warren.”
The iconic and beloved filmmaker, who introduced generations to the thrills and freedom of skiing and outdoor adventures, led one hell of a life before finally going home to be with our Lord and Savior, and his thirst for adrenaline and adventure led to him earning millions of fans across multiple generations. Miller was so much more than just a man with a camera and a lust for filming, and Yahoo! did an excellent job of documenting the many feats he accomplished throughout his incredible life.
Miller earned global acclaim and a passionate, multi-generational following for his annual ski feature films, which kicked off the ski season for more than 60 years, showing in hundreds of cities across the U.S. and around the world. Packed with adventure and exotic travel, Miller’s distinct, droll narration and humorous hijinks on the slopes highlighted his films.
While he is known as the original ski bum, Miller’s talents went well beyond ski filmmaking. He produced more than 500 films, primarily covering outdoor pursuits, including surfing, sailing, and other water sports. As an artist, cartoonist, and author, he wrote some 1,200 columns and 11 books.
He also was a World War II veteran, a ski instructor and ski racer, an accomplished surfer, and a champion sailor. He took up windsurfing in his 60s, and then turned to destination motor boating in his 70s and 80s, exploring the Northwest and Alaska from his home on Orcas Island. During his 80s and 90s, Miller’s philanthropic efforts provided entrepreneurial training to thousands of youth nationwide, emphasizing hard work, ingenuity, and creativity.
Perhaps one of his most cited quotes provides some insight as to how Miller packed so much into one lifetime: “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.”
A detailed look at Warren’s incredible life is available at www.warrenmiller.org.
“Warren Miller was a globally loved ambassador for skiing and adventure sports, pioneering an entire genre of filmmaking,” said Andy Clurman, CEO of Active Interest Media, the parent company of Warren Miller Entertainment. “We join generations of Warren’s fans in both mourning his loss and celebrating a life well lived.”
Rest in Peace, Mr. Miller. There’s so few people who change for the better, and we’re sad to have lost one of them.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Miller’s family and all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
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