Actor, Joseph Wayne Miller dies at 36 in Chicago
Child star, Joseph Wayne Miller, who starred in the Disney movie “Heavyweights” as a Park Ridge teen has died in his sleep at the age of 36.
His mum, Patricia Clark said her son, who lived in Edison Park, suffered from sleep apnea.
Miller had a small part as the nephew of Tom Selleck’s character in the 1992 movie “Folks.” He played “Salami Sam” in the 1995 film “Heavyweights,” which followed the hijinks at a weight loss camp for boys.
“When we made ‘Heavyweights,’ being around Joe Miller was pure joy,” Judd Apatow, a writer and producer of the film, told the New York Post in a statement.
“We could not have loved spending time with him more. He made everyone around him so happy. What a terrible loss.” Co-star Aaron Schwartz also remembered Miller in an Instagram post.