Billy Miller, the talented actor known for his roles in “The Young and the Restless” and “General Hospital,” passed away in Austin, Texas at the age of 43.
On what would have been his 44th birthday, Miller’s manager confirmed his death to Variety in a statement on Sunday.
“The actor battled with manic depression at the time of his passing,” the statement revealed.
Following Miller’s passing, his mother Patricia released a statement through her son’s manager, who shared it on X (formerly known as Twitter). In the statement, she expressed gratitude for the outpouring of love, prayers, and condolences from fans and friends.
“He valiantly fought bipolar depression for many years,” Patricia Miller’s statement conveyed. “He did everything in his power to manage the illness. Despite his love for family, friends, and fans, the disease ultimately triumphed, leading him to surrender his life. The other reported causes of death are not accurate. We are devastated by our loss and trying our best to cope. I will not be making further statements. Thank you for your support and love.”
Billy Miller was born on September 17, 1979, and was raised in Grand Prairie, Texas. Throughout his childhood, he battled tarsal coalition, a rare condition affecting the cartilage in his ankles.
Miller’s journey in showbiz began when he signed with Wilhelmina as a model. He then made his mark as Richie Novak on the soap opera “All My Children” from 2007 to 2008 before transitioning to the role of Billy Abbott on “The Young and the Restless.”
Miller’s portrayal on “The Young and the Restless” earned him three Daytime Emmys, including two for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series and one for outstanding lead actor in a drama series. After leaving the show in 2014, he joined the cast of “General Hospital.”
On “General Hospital,” Miller delighted audiences with his characters Jason Morgan and Drew Cain. He remained a series regular until 2019 and also made a guest appearance on “Suits.”
In addition to his soap opera work, Miller made appearances on popular shows like “NCIS,” “The Rookie,” “Truth Be Told,” “Major Crimes,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Castle,” and “Enormous.” He also had roles in Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” and Craig Brewer’s “Urban Cowboy” TV movie, alongside Nathalie Kelley.
Billy Miller is survived by his mother Patricia, sister Megan, brother-in-law Ronnie, nephew Grayson, and niece Charley.
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