Arthur Miller is dead:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. playwright Arthur Miller, one of the giants of American literature, has died, his assistant said on Friday. He was 89.
“Mr. Miller passed away at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, last night at 9:17 p.m. of congenital heart failure,” said Julia Bolus, the playwright’s assistant.
Miller’s 1949 play “Death of a Salesman,” is considered a classic of 20th century drama and is studied in schools around the world. His left-wing political views made him a target of the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s.
Miller emerged out of the Depression in the 1930s to write social dramas with the power of Greek tragedy. His private life was equally dramatic, notably his doomed marriage to Marilyn Monroe.