Bertram Miller, who was also known as Big Bert, died at a Montgomery hospital following a stroke.
He was known for his gregarious personality as he joyfully greeted guests at Dreamland Barbeque in the Alley.
Bert taught Montgomery children their ABC's through a dance he called the "Big Bert Shuffle", and later turned it into a children's book on values that became available in the Capitol City earlier this month.
Prior to his time in Montgomery, Bert served as a city council member in Birmingham for five years.
Sad news from downtown Montgomery, as a fixture at Dreamland Barbeque has passed away.