Billy Miller, an actor who won Daytime Emmys for his roles in US soap operas The Young and the Restless and General Hospital has died at the age of 43.
His manager, Marnie Sparer, stated in a Variety statement that Miller was “struggling with manic depression at the time of his death”.
The actor died in Austin, Texas on Friday, just two days before his 44th Birthday.
Miller, who was born in Oklahoma but raised in Texas, dabbled with modelling before landing his break on daytime TV as Richie Novak in ABC soap opera All My Children. He played this role from 2007 to 2008
He played Billy Abbott in CBS’s The Young and the Restless from 2008 to 2014 for over 700 episodes. He won three Daytime Emmys including one for outstanding lead actor and two for outstanding supporting actors in drama series.
Miller joined General Hospital in 2014 as Jason Morgan, and Drew Cain. Miller was a regular in the series from 2014 to 2019.
Miller has also appeared in a few episodes of the US legal drama Suits and 10 episodes of Truth Be Told on Apply TV+. He has appeared in Clint Eastwood’s 2014 military drama American Sniper, and 2016’s Urban Cowboy. Miller’s final role, according to IMDB was in the crime drama NCIS.
Eileen Davidson who starred with Miller in The Young and the Restless led tributes to his colleague on X, formerly Twitter. wrote “His infectious warmth and charm left lasting impressions on us all who were fortunate enough to have had him.”
General Hospital actor Jon Lindstrom characterized Miller as . “gifted and funny, he impressed me as an excellent friend to those who were close to him”.
The Young and the Restless released a statement stating: “The daytime industry mourns the death of Billy Miller, who graced Y&R for many years with his talent as Billy Abbott.”