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General Hospital Star Billy Miller Dead At 43



Soap star and Emmy winner Billy Miller, who has appeared on long-running daytime soaps The Young And The Restless, and General Hospital has died at 43 after struggling with manic depression. He died on Friday, September 15th, two days shy of his 44th birthday.


via: Deadline


Miller’s death was confirmed by soap opera journalist Michael Fairman. No cause of death has been revealed, but his management issued a statement saying he was manic depressive.


Miller grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas. He was signed as a model to Wilhelmina, then began his acting career on the soap opera “All My Children,” playing Richie Novak. He moved on to “The Young and the Restless” in 2008 as the fourth actor to play the role of Billy Abbott.


He departed that show in 2014, but won 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.


His other acting credits included parts in “Suits,” Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” and Apple TV+’s “Truth Be Told.”


Survivors include Miller’s parents, Bill and Sue Miller, sister Kelly Miller, and longtime love Kelly Monaco. No memorial plans have been revealed. However, the management announcement said that donationscan be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.


Here are some of the reactions from his colleagues on social media reacting to the news of his death:


“General Hospital” costar Nancy Lee Grahn, posted her condolences. “So very sorry to hear this very sad and unexpected news. I would like very much for my beloved General Hospital to have no more of it. #RIPBillyMiller


Eileen Davidson of Y&R remembered Miller’s humor. “I’m so sad to hear of Billy Miller’s passing. His infectious charm and warmth left lasting impressions on all of us who were lucky enough to have him in our lives. I’m gonna miss that mischievous smile. Love you Billy.”


Jason Thompson, who took over the role of Billy Abbott three years after Miller’s exit: “I’m so sorry and saddened to hear about my friend, Billy Miller. Heartbreaking. He was funny, had a great laugh and very talented. Light and love to his family and friends.”


The Bold and the Beautiful head writer Bradley Bell released a statement. “Billy Miller was a great man and a gifted actor. Billy left an indelible mark on The Young and the Restless with his brilliant portrayal of Billy Abbott. He will be sorely missed.”


Stephen Nichols starred opposite Miller on “The Young and the Restless” recalled Miller’s warmth. “Oh, Billy Miller. I so enjoyed his fun-loving spirit and immense talent. We had some good times. This is a great loss. Rest peacefully. Love to his family and all who loved him.”


“General Hospital” costar Kathleen Gati said, “I am beyond sad to hear this tragic news.#BillyMiller was always so kind, professional and a wonderfully talented colleague @GeneralHospital Deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans.”


Actor Michael Muhney of Y&R saluted his fellow statesman. “Billy, My fellow Texas brother. You lit up every room with your smile. Your quiet intensity onscreen was second only to your gentle kindness and genuine care in private.”




RIP!







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