LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Veteran manager Dana Miller, who worked with artists such as Corey Hart, Rick Springfield and Andy Gibb, was found dead on Tuesday. He was 59 at the time of his passing.
According to a report in Frontiers Magazine, Dana was scheduled to meet with a real estate agent but never made the appointment. His partner later found him dead in the house owned by his deceased mother. Police did not suspect foul play and said there was no indication of suicide.
While a cause of death has yet to be determined, it was reported that Miller had been in declining health and was undergoing treatment for cancer.
In addition to his work as a manager, Miller was well-known as an advocate for AIDs relief, working on numerous fundraisers, including organizing the annual Toy Box Party staged by AIDS Project Los Angeles. He was also instrumental in creating the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Party, first held in 1993 and which now generates almost $10 million a year for the foundation, Wehoville.com reported.
Miller also was a longtime contributor, writing a column for Frontiers Magazine.
“Dana was legendary in gay Los Angeles and Hollywood during the AIDS crisis. He was a brilliant and warm friend to so many, including Frontiers, the City of West Hollywood and several nonprofits. We will miss his stories, sense of humor and the contributions he made to Frontiers,” New Frontiers Media owner and publisher Michael Turner said in a statement. – Staff Writers