Billy Miller Remembered: General Hospital, Young And The Restless Stars Honor Actor After D.eath At 43


Billy Miller, an actor on Young And The Restless, passed away tragically, and General Hospital cast members and viewers joined them in their grief. A few days before his 44th birthday, the Daytime Emmy Award recipient passed away.

Discover what Miller’s manager said about the actor’s difficulties before his passing. Find out how Billy’s colleagues in the soap opera industry honored him. For all the information, keep reading.

Billy Miller Struggled With ‘Manic Depression’

Billy Miller originally gained notoriety in 2007 for his performance on All My Children. Billy Miller then played Billy Abbott in The Young And The Restless. Additionally, the actor’s portrayal of Billy Abbott earned him three Daytime Emmy Awards. But Miller suffered in the background, according to his manager, who spoke with People.

And the actor, who appeared on General Hospital as well, passed away at the age of 43 after “struggling with manic depression,” according to his management. From 2008 to 2014, Billy played a leading role in The Young and the Restless. In addition, he won Daytime Emmys in 2010 and 2013 for outstanding supporting acting in a drama series and in 2014 for outstanding lead acting in a drama series.

But Miller subsequently headed to General Hospital as Jake Doe. The actor then replaced Steve Burton in the role of Jason Morgan from 2016 to 2017. And when Burton returned to the show, Billy took on the role of his twin, Drew Cain, prior to leaving General Hospital in 2019.

Soap Stars Honor ‘Warm, Incredibly Talented’ Billy Miller

Miller also worked on Suits and the AppleTV+ series Truth Be Told in addition to his soap opera career. And a lot of Billy’s former coworkers used social media to express their sorrow and honor him.

For instance, Amy Driscoll’s character Risa Dorken from General Hospital said she was “heartbroken.” “My heart goes out to him, and everyone who loves him–he is loved by so many,” she continued. Hugs to the daytime family for being kind, friendly, and so extraordinarily talented. Happy heavenly birthday to Billy and rest in peace.


Eileen Davidson, who plays Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless, also shared a picture of herself and Billy after they both won honors at the 2014 Emmys. She voiced her sorrow upon learning about Miller’s passing on social media.

“I’m so sad to hear of Billy Miller’s passing,” Eileen noted. “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.”

Exec Producer Feels ‘Devastated’

And Jason Thompson, who starred in General Hospital with Miller and later took over the actor’s former role of Billy Abbott in The Young and the Restless, felt “saddened to hear” about the death of his “friend.” Thompson shared that Miller “was funny, had a great laugh and very talented.” And he added, “Love and light to his family and friends.”

But General Hospital executive producer Frank Valentini also wrote about the tragic loss on social media. And he shared that he felt “devastated to hear news of the incredibly talented Billy Miller’s passing. On behalf of the entire @GeneralHospital family, our hearts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

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