The life of longtime "Voice of the Buffalo Bills" Van Miller was celebrated on Twitter Saturday morning, as Bills fans mixed mourning and fond remembrance on social media.
Here are some of the many touching tweets:
A heartfelt "Fasten Your Seatbelt" goes to Van Miller's family #BillsMafia Rest In Peace Van Miller. Say Hello to Ralph Wilson Jr for us
— Dan (@dannyd513) July 18, 2015
"And he is in for the touchdown!" Beyond saddened, as many of you are, at the passing of Van Miller. Forever the football voice in my head.
— Chris Horvatits (@whec_chorvatits) July 18, 2015
When bouncers kept college me out of the bars, I listened to those big 90's games on the radio. Just me and Van Miller. Each one was great.
— Scott Michalak (@ScottyMCSS) July 18, 2015
Van Miller was a broadcasting icon and a better person. My earliest sports memories are forever accompanied by his voice. RIP Uncle Van.
— Bucky Gleason (@TBNbucky) July 18, 2015
First memory of Van Miller was as a kid with a transistor radio pressed to my ear as he did Buffalo Braves games. RIP Buffalo icon & legend.
— Dave Davis (@DaveDavisHockey) July 18, 2015
The reason I wanted to do play by play as a kid was listening to long time Bills voice Van Miller. Hopefully I have inspired someone as well
— Bill Rosinski (@RosinskiBill) February 9, 2015
Van Miller's voice is forever seared in some deep and early-formed fold of my brain. He will be greatly missed here in Buffalo. #RIPVan
— Justin Sondel (@JustinSondel) July 18, 2015
We still make Van Miller impressions in this house during Bills games. — The Defenseman (@TheDefenseman) September 14, 2014
— Patrick Donovan (@Pat_Donovan) October 19, 2014
Congrats to my friend & mentor Van Miller on Wall Fame. I learned so much from him. Nobody was better and his style will never be copied — Paul Peck (@PeckOnSports) October 19, 2014
Van Miller was the best. Between him and RJ my youth was well-called.
— capsworth (@capsworth) October 19, 2014
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) October 18, 2014
I can hear Van Miller right now.."CAN YOU BELIEVE"
— Charlie (@Chas78923) December 14, 2014