Brett Miller, general counsel for the Barnes Foundation, confirmed dead

    The office of the Philadelphia Medical Examiner has confirmed to WHYY/NewsWorks that Brett Miller, the general counsel for the Barnes Foundation, is dead.

    Miller took his life Saturday in his home, following what colleagues said was a severe depression.
    Miller left the Morgan, Lewis & Bokius law firm in 2009 to work for the Barnes Foundation. He played a key role in arguing for the museum’s move from Lower Merion to Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    “The Board of Trustees and the staff of the Barnes Foundation are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our colleague and friend Brett Miller,” foundation director Derek Gillman told the Art Newspaper. “He will be greatly missed.”

    Arts & Culture reporter Peter Crimmins will have more details on this story later.

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