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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 20 2013 9:40 p.m. MDT

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southmtnman
Provo, UT

How did he die?

FatherOfFour
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

southmtnman,

I would like to know the same thing. He was the same age as me. Makes me want to cut back on the soda and join a gym.

mountain man
Salt Lake City, UT

I've never read an obituary (this article is sort of like one) where they have expressly stated that the viewing and services are for friends and associates of the deceased. Are they anticipating that a lot of random people may just show up to attend these services? Perhaps its the fact that no one has mentioned how he died that may drive people out of the woodwork to show up to the service to play detective and find out the facts. Some say why does he get mentioned at all in a special article. It is a tragedy. Leaving 9 kids without a father. I wish the Millers success to continuing to put their spin on this so that no one will ever know the facts.

InspectorC
Wasatch Front, UT

Why are SO many readers obsessed with knowing the cause of death for Mr. Miller?!?!

If he had died in a car-race crash, that would be all over the news. If he had died "doing something out in public", it would be part of the public record.

Otherwise, let's ALL STOP being so stinkin' nosey and morbidly-curious, and just let this family have some peace, respect and privacy!!

Get a life, and move along folks.

marxist
Salt Lake City, UT

"I wish the Millers success to continuing to put their spin on this so that no one will ever know the facts." This is none of your business.

JT4
Salt Lake City, UT

To those who think it's strange that readers would want to know the cause of death, I offer this: Since it is customary to list the cause of death when reporting that a person died, of course people want to know, especially since he was young. And curiosity will naturally be aroused when the custom is set aside and the details are not published. I understand that the newspaper can publish the fact the a person died, but, given that they honored the request from the family to not divulge the cause of death, it follows that they also would have honored a request not to publish details of the funeral if such a request had been made. I'm sure that anyone who is a friend or associate can reasonably contact the family to find where and when it will be held. So, we get headline news about this man's passing and then again about his funeral, but without the customary cause of death, and we wonder why people are curious?

sirfire
Sydney, 00

@ InspectorC.

It is only human nature to be interested in someone being born, location, life, marriage, career, children and then their passing away. In fact dieing is a part of life and yes we should celebrate their life but it is only natural that we are curious to find out how someone died. It is never enough to know that they passed away and it is even more of curiosity when they die so young.

So telling someone to get over it and not be nosy is like saying do not bother with life and keep your head in the ground.

I hope this makes sense to you. RIP Roger and whatever was the cause of your death i hope it was fast.

TruthWins
Austin, TX

In more than 8 months the Larry Miller extended family has managed to keep secret the cause that took the late Larry Miller's son Roger Miller in Augusr of 2013. Can a family be so powerful that they can quash a Death Certificate? I doubt anyone would care what killed this man, while expressing sympathy for the sadness this event caused his wife and children. However by locking tight the information on the man's passing the Miller's, led by Gail, only encourage the rawest speculation. That speculation is likely far worse than the real story. There are times in one's life where they have to accept that they will be subject to the public being aware of their status; Birth, Death, Arrest. Many will have other information,, good or bad, revealed but these three are guaranteed to be public. I am saddened that this very public family apparently doesn't trust their fellowmen to be non-judgemental and sympathetic. There are underestimating you and I.

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