Award-winning Miller died on Thursday evening surrounded by family and friends following a battle with pneumonia, cancer and a heart condition. He was 89.
Most famous for his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Death of a Salesman and his five-year marriage to screen icon Marilyn Monroe, Miller's acclaimed works provided Broadway producers with shows for decades.
And theatre bosses called a halt to the evening's entertainment at 8pm on Friday by reducing their auditoriums to pitch black darkness--and remembering the legend in silence.
Robert Whitehead, a Broadway producer who often worked with Miller, said, "He spent his life seeking answers to what he saw around him as a world of injustice."
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