Fan favorite actor was just found dead at age 36, he was too young to die…
The actor was known to his fans as Salami Sam in the 1995 film “Heavyweights.” Immediately after the movie was released he was a star.
Talented and friendly, Joseph Wayne Miller has died at age 36 according to several reports. Fans everywhere have been sending their condolences to the family after hearing the heartbreaking news.
Miller’s mother, Patricia, released a statement confirming the news on Tuesday. She shared that her son had died in his sleep during the night.
Apparently, his girlfriend was the one who found his body. For now, no cause of death has been released to the public. It seems as though the medical examiner is still trying to figure out what happened.
His mother claims that he suffered from sleep apnea, which could be the cause of his death. Although, no one is sure that it is what contributed to the tragic and sudden news.
Miller was a great actor and had a small role in the 1992 film “Folks.” Of course his big break was the show he co-starred int with Judd Apatow, Ben Stiller, Kenan Thompson and more in Heavyweights.”
Heavyweights is a comedy about the hijinx that ensue at an all-boys weight-loss camp.
“When we made ‘Heavyweights’ being around Joe Miller was pure joy,” Apatow, who wrote and produced the 1995 film, told Page Six in a statement on Wednesday. “We could not have loved spending time with him more. He made everyone around him so happy. What a terrible loss.”
Aaron Schwartz, who played Gerald Garner posted a tribute to Miller on Instagram with the caption, “Rest In Peace buddy” attached to clips of his acting in the 1995 film.
“Joe always brought the fun to the set. He was one of those people you always wanted to be around. So sad. So young. Rest In Peace Joe,” he told Page Six.
Prayers for the family during this heartbreaking time.