Arthur Miller dead at 89

Feb 10, 2005 by Ian Evans

Arthur Miller, the acclaimed playwright of legendary works like Death of a Salesman, has died at the age of 89. Surrounded by family, Miller died of congenital heart failure.

Miller, who was also known for a stormy marriage to Marilyn Monroe, won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for Salesman. Author Salman Rushdie said, “He made plays with the grandeur and power of high tragedy, revealing what he called…the ‘dream rising out of reality.”’

Besides Death of a Salesman, Miller’s plays included The Crucible, which was a thinly-veiled commentary on Senator Joseph McCarthy’s search for communist sympathizers.