Billy Miller, star of ‘The Young and the Restless,’ dies at 43

Soap opera fans around the world are mourning the death of actor Billy Miller, best known for his roles in The Young and the Restless And General Hospital. Miller was 43 years old.

Miller died Friday in Austin, Texas, just two days before what would have been his 44th birthday.

His manager told People in a statement that Miller was “suffering from manic depression when he passed away.” (Manic depression is an outdated term for what is now called bipolar disorder.)

The cause of death has not yet been made public.

Miller, who grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas, got his start All my children in 2007.

From there, Miller played Billy Abbott in The Young and the Restless from 2008 to 2014. Miller’s portrayal of Abbott, the “spoiled rich boy” turned alcoholic, was extremely popular among the soap’s devoted fans.

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Miller won three Daytime Emmy Awards for this role, two for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and one for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He was the fourth actor to play Abbott in The Young and the Restless.

Mackenzie Browning (Clementine Ford) comforts Billy Abbott (Billy Miller), during the funeral of his niece, Colleen, in an episode of “The Young and the Restless.”

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Miller later joined the cast of General Hospital, where he played Jason Morgan from 2016 to 2017. He also portrayed Morgan’s twin, Drew Cain, until his departure. General Hospital in 2019.

Miller, who began her career as a model, has also appeared on Suits, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation And Castle.

Many of Miller’s comrades and fans shared their tributes following his death.

Risa Dorken, who plays nurse Amy Driscoll in General Hospital said she was heartbroken by the news of Miller’s death.

“Warm, kind, incredibly talented… a big hug to the day family,” Dorken wrote.

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Eric Braeden, who plays Victor Newman in The Young and the Restless, said he was deeply saddened by the loss of a “very gifted actor”. He described a time when he told Miller not to back down amid “difficult negotiations” for a television role.

“’BILLY BOY’ was not only a very good actor, but also a nice man!” » Braeden wrote.

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Eileen Davidson, known for playing Ashley Abbott in The Young and the Restlessshared a sweet photo of her and Miller holding their Daytime Emmy Awards.

“His infectious charm and warmth left lasting impressions on all of us who were lucky enough to have him in our lives. I will miss that mischievous smile,” she wrote.

Throughout his career, Miller has been public about his battle with tarsal coalition, a rare genetic disorder that connects the bridging tissues in a person’s tarsal bones. This condition often causes pain in the feet and can lead to difficulty walking.

Despite his condition, Miller credited his “determination” and “love” as reasons for his success.

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Miller is survived by his mother Patricia, sister Megan, brother-in-law Ronnie, nephew Grayson and niece Charley.

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