More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Wheel of Fortune Tribute to Late, Gay Stylist
Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak took a moment at the end of the February 16 episode to remember the show's wardrobe stylist, Alan Mills, who recently passed away.
A visibly emotional Sajak spoke highly of how caring Mills was, both as a staff member and as a friend. With Vanna White by his side, Sajak acknowledged and offered his condolences to Mills’s partner, Ivan, as well as Mills’s family and friends with the following words:
"Between the time that we taped this show and we aired it tonight, we lost our dear friend Alan Mills. Alan officially took care of my wardrobe on the show, unofficially took care of all of us. He was the kindest, gentlest soul you'd ever want to meet. To his family, to his circle of friends, to the love of his life, Ivan, our sympathies. We're very sad here. Goodbye, Alan. We love you."
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