Billy Miller's portrayal of Billy Abbott on 'The Young and the Restless' was widely adored by the soap opera's dedicated fans and won him three Daytime Emmys.
Soap opera fans around the world are mourning the death of actor Billy Miller, who was best known for his roles on The Young and the Restless and General Hospital. Miller was 43.
Miller died in Austin, Texas, on Friday, only two days before what would have been his 44th birthday.
His manager told People in a statement that Miller was “struggling with manic depression when he died.” (Manic depression is an outdated term for what is now known as bipolar disorder.)
A cause of death has not yet been released publicly.
Miller, who was raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, got his start on All My Children in 2007.
From there, Miller played Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless from 2008 to 2014. Miller’s portrayal of Abbott, the “spoiled rich boy”-turned-alcoholic, was immensely popular among the soap opera’s dedicated fans.
Miller won three Daytime Emmy Awards for the 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 on The Young and the Restless.
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 he left General Hospital in 2019.