Bruce Miller, former sports broadcaster for WWL Radio, died Wednesday, March 27th. He was 81.
According to WWL-TV, Miller suffered a heart attack at his home in Harahan. His daughter, Rebecca, was with him at the time.
Miller did morning sportscasts on WWL-AM for many years until his retirement in 2000.
He also covered the New Orleans Saints for over two decades on the Big 870, hosting pre-game, halftime and post-game shows as well as filling in as play-by-play and color commentator.
Miller was honored with the Joe Gemelli Fleur de Lis award by the Saints Hall of Fame in 2011 for his contributions to the New Orleans Saints organization. He also served on the media selection committee for the Saints Hall of Fame, from its inception in 1988 through 2013.
Miller spent 50 years in sports media, and was closely associated with Tulane Green Wave sports, serving as play-by-play announcer on radio broadcasts for Tulane football games from 1959 to 1977. He was inducted into the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007.
Bruce worked at WDSU Television (1961-1973), WDSU Radio (1957-1961), WGSO Radio (1974-1980) and at WWL Radio (1980-2000).
Miller is survived by three children, 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a memorial gathering at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. on Friday, April 5, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.