Billy Miller, a Daytime Emmy-winning actor best known for his roles on the American soap operas The Young and the Restless and General Hospital, has died at the age of 43.
In a statement to Varietyhis manager, Marnie Sparer, said Miller “was suffering from manic depression when he died.”
The actor died Friday in Austin, Texas, two days before what would have been his 44th birthday.
Born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas, Miller dabbled in modeling before landing his first break on daytime television as Richie Novak on the ABC soap opera All My Children, a role he played from 2007 to 2008.
From 2008 to 2014, he played Billy Abbott on CBS’s The Young and the Restless for over 700 episodes, winning three Daytime Emmys, including one for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and two for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a drama series.
In 2014, Miller joined the cast of General Hospital, playing the roles of Jason Morgan and Drew Cain. He was a series regular until 2019.
Miller also appeared in a handful of episodes of the American legal drama series Suits and 10 episodes of Apply TV+’s Truth Be Told. His film credits include Clint Eastwood’s 2014 military drama American Sniper and 2016’s Urban Cowboy. According to IMDB, Miller’s last role was in the crime series NCIS.
Eileen Davidson, who starred alongside Miller in The Young and the Restless, paid tribute to her colleague on X, formerly Twitter, in writing: “His infectious charm and warmth left lasting impressions on all of us who were lucky enough to have him in our lives.”
General Hospital actor Jon Lindstrom described Miller as “gifted, intelligent, funny and impressed me as a great friend to those close to him.”
The Young and the Restless released a statement saying, “The daytime community mourns the loss of Billy Miller who graced Y&R with his talent for many years as Billy Abbott. »