Billy Miller – who starred in multiple TV series including The Young and the Restless, General Hospital and Suits – died on Friday, it’s been confirmed.
Billy Miller, ‘Y & R’ and ‘General Hospital’ star, dead at 43
He was 43.
Miller’s agent told The Post on Sunday that he struggled with manic depression.
His death, in Austin, Texas, was first reported by soap opera journalist Michael Fairman.
Miller was just two days shy of turning 44.
The Post also reached out to The Belmont, one of several Los Angeles bars Miller co-owned.
Born on September 17, 1979, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Miller grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas. He was in and out of the hospital as a kid for a tarsal condition, he told Soaps in Depth, which affected the cartilage in his ankles.
After attending the University of Texas at Austin, he worked in the mailroom at Industry Entertainment before being signed as a model to Wilhelmina.
He got his start on the popular soap opera All My Children, playing Richie Novak for a short stint before joining the cast of The Young and the Restless in 2008 as the fourth iteration of Billy Abbott.
He departed the show in 2014.
For his efforts, he snagged three Daytime Emmys: two for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and one for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Miller joined the cast of General Hospital in 2014 and played Jason Morgan and Drew Cain.
He was a series regular until 2019.
He also had credits in the Meghan Markle-fronted Suits, Showtime’s Ray Donovan, and Apple TV+’s Truth Be Told.
Services are pending.
He is survived by his mother, Patricia, sister Megan, brother-in-law Ronnie, nephew Grayson
and niece Charley.
Several soap opera viewers took to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, to mourn his passing Sunday.
“What a talent, gone way too soon,” lamented one fan. “Fans will be talking about #BillyMiller’s performances for years to come … there should have been so many more. Condolences to his family.”
“This one hurts. RIP #BillyMiller the world will be a little darker without you,” sobbed a second.
“RIP #BillyMiller His smile lit up on screen,” wrote another. “He was such an incredible actor and seemed like such a kind soul … condolences to his family and friends.”
“I’m completely shocked by the news of Billy’s passing,” stated one fan. “Condolences to his friends & family. #GH should have never let him go. He was my favourite Jason and Drew. He was such an amazing talent and kind human.”
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