Miller suffered a heart seizure in his home on Wednesday night
(21AUG 8pm) and was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived within
minutes of being called by his roommates. News of Victor's
surprising sudden death has sent shockwaves throughout the many
circles in which Victor played an important role. Victor
Miller looked younger than his 54 years and appeared to be in good
heath bicycling to many stops in his busy workday.
Miller was a well-known and highly respected member of the Mission
community in large measure because he was the editor and publisher
of the New Mission News.
regarded, monthly community newspaper has been the paper of record
for the last two decades for the internationally known artist,
Latin and bohemian neighborhood most often referred to as the
was very proud of the New Mission News and its masthead that read
“Comforting The Afflicted and Afflicting the Comfortable since
1980.” Victor was did not shy away from any battles and
while all parties involved in a story had their say, their was
little doubt that the paper was the people’s paper in supporting
the low income newcomers in their struggle for dignity and a
Thursday morning a sign and flowers were placed on the door to the
New Mission News. The sign read:
For all through the battles you raged.
An eminent torch surrounded by arrogance, ignorance and greed.
Who here now to hold that flame tight to the temples of
It will require community.
Rest Now .
Wish Us Luck.
Miller was not known to have any health problems and was planning
to eventually retire with his life partner Kathy Sullivan to
property the two had purchased together in Belize
Miller was also the President of the Mission Merchants
Association, the oldest neighborhood business association in the
Bay Area. The President of the Board of Supervisors, Tom Ammianno
has scheduled a special acknowledgement for next Monday session at
City Hall. More information will become available pending
notification of next of kin.