Geoff Miller, the shrewd and genial founding editor of what’s now Los Angeles Magazine, and the man who for three decades gave many wordsmiths (including me) the chance to write and survive in Southern California, died on Saturday, according to L.A. Observed (via The Wrap). Miller passed away at his home in Beverly Hills, brought down by progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare brain disease. He was 74 years old.
In my favorite line from the various obits celebrating Miller’s life and legend, Miller is credited with getting prominent writers “to agree to do some of their best work for almost no money by providing them with a journalistic freedom they rarely found in other publications of the day--as well as with frequent three-martini lunches.”
Good-bye, old friend (and provider of small but welcome checks).