Billy Miller, who won a Daytime Emmy for his role on “The Young and the Restless,” has passed away at the age of 43.
Billy Miller, a beloved actor known for his roles in “The Young and the Restless” and “General Hospital,” sadly passed away on Friday, September 15 in Austin, Texas. He was 43 years old, and his 44th birthday would have been today.
The exact cause of his death has not been disclosed, but his management issued a statement mentioning that he struggled with manic depression.
Miller originally hailed from Grand Prairie, Texas, and initially started his career as a model with Wilhelmina before transitioning into acting. He made his debut in the soap opera “All My Children,” where he portrayed the character Richie Novak. In 2008, he joined the cast of “The Young and the Restless” as Billy Abbott, becoming the fourth actor to take on that role. Although he left the show in 2014, he received three Daytime Emmy Awards during his time there, including two for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and one for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Following his stint on “The Young and the Restless,” Miller joined the cast of “General Hospital” in 2014, where he played the characters Jason Morgan and Drew Cain. He remained a series regular until 2019. His acting credits extended beyond soap operas and included roles in shows like “Suits,” Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” and Apple TV+’s “Truth Be Told.”
Billy Miller is survived by his parents, Bill and Sue Miller, his sister Kelly Miller, and his longtime partner Kelly Monaco. As of now, there have been no details regarding memorial plans. However, his management has suggested that donations can be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in his memory.