At the age of 71, Judith Miller, the renowned author and antiques specialist who had appeared on the BBC One program Antiques Roadshow, passed away on 13th, April 2023.
Judith Miller was a renowned American journalist and commentator known for her coverage of Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) program before and after the 2003 invasion. However, her reporting on this topic was later found to be inaccurate, and the information she presented was based on faulty intelligence from the government. Before joining Fox News in 2008, Miller worked at The New York Times Washington bureau.
Despite the controversy surrounding her reporting on Iraq, Miller co-wrote a best-selling book called Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War, which was released soon after she became a victim of a hoax anthrax letter during the 2001 anthrax attacks.
Miller’s inaccurate reporting on Iraq ultimately led to her forced resignation from The New York Times in 2005. Commentator Ken Silverstein believes that her reporting “effectively ended her career as a respectable journalist.” Miller defended herself by stating that her job was to relay the government’s perspective to readers, rather than assess the intelligence independently. In 2015, Miller published a memoir called The Story: A Reporter’s Journey.
Miller was also involved in the Plame Affair, in which Valerie Plame was outed as a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) spy. Miller spent 85 days in jail for refusing to reveal that her source in the Plame Affair was Scooter Libby, chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.
Miller was born in New York City to a Russian-born Jewish father, Bill Miller, who owned the Riviera nightclub in New Jersey and later operated several casinos in Las Vegas. Her mother was a showgirl of Irish Catholic heritage. Miller attended Ohio State University and graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University. She also received a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. Miller is also the half-sister of Jimmy Miller, a record producer for famous rock bands such as the Rolling Stones, Traffic, and Cream.
Judith Miller illness Update: Find out how Judith Miller die.
Judith Miller, the favorite personality of Antiques Roadshow and author, has passed away suddenly at the age of 71 after falling ill over the Easter weekend. Fans of the show were shocked by the news, and tributes to Miller were led by Antiques Roadshow host Fiona Bruce. Miller’s publisher, Mitchell Beazley, issued a statement expressing their grief and offering condolences to Miller’s family and friends.
The BBC has also confirmed that a special tribute to Miller will be aired in an upcoming episode of the show. As of now, there is currently no official report from medical professionals regarding the nature of Miller’s illness.