DENVER (KKTV) - Former Broncos head coach Robert "Red" Miller died Wednesday just weeks shy of his 90th birthday, the team has confirmed.
Red Miller, who led Broncos to first Super Bowl, dies at 89
Our condolences to family & friends of former head coach (1977-80) and 2017 Ring of Fame inductee Red Miller, who passed away this morning. pic.twitter.com/QhLSI2Xtzx— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) September 27, 2017
Miller earned his place in Broncos lore as the one at the helm when the team made its first playoff appearance in 1977, culminating in its first Super Bowl. Though they lost that year to the Dallas Cowboys, Miller helped create a winning culture that ultimately paid off in the 90s when the team won back-to-back Super Bowls. The team would make the playoffs two other times during Miller's four-year tenure.
Miller will be posthumously inducted into the Broncos' Ring of Fame on Nov. 19.
Miller was hospitalized earlier in the month and died from complications of a stroke, according to reports. His wife was at his side.
He would have turned 90 on Halloween.