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

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Soap opera fans astir the satellite are mourning the decease of histrion Billy Miller, who was champion known for his roles connected The Young and the Restless and General HospitalMiller was 43.

Miller died successful Austin, Texas, connected Friday, lone 2 days earlier what would person been his 44th birthday.

His manager told People successful a connection that Miller was “struggling with manic depression erstwhile helium died.” (Manic slump is an outdated word for what is present known arsenic bipolar disorder.)

A origin of decease has not yet been released publicly.

Miller, who was raised successful Grand Prairie, Texas, got his commencement connected All My Children successful 2007.

From there, Miller played Billy Abbott connected The Young and the Restless from 2008 to 2014. Miller’s portrayal of Abbott, the “spoiled affluent boy”-turned-alcoholic, was immensely fashionable among the soap opera’s dedicated fans.

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Miller won 3 Daytime Emmy Awards for the role, 2 for outstanding supporting histrion successful a play bid and 1 for outstanding pb histrion successful a play series. He was the 4th histrion to play Abbott connected The Young and the Restless.

Mackenzie Browning (Clementine Ford) comforts Billy Abbott (Billy Miller), astatine the ceremonial of his niece, Colleen connected an occurrence of ‘The Young and the Restless.’. Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images

Miller aboriginal joined the formed of General Hospital, wherever helium played Jason Morgan from 2016 to 2017. He besides portrayed Morgan’s twin, Drew Cain, until helium left General Hospital in 2019.

Miller, who started his vocation arsenic a model, besides appeared on Suits, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Castle. 

Many of Miller’s castmates and fans shared tributes pursuing his death.

Risa Dorken, who plays Nurse Amy Driscoll on General Hospital said she was “heartbroken” by quality of Miller’s death.

“Warm, benignant incredibly talented…  a large hug to the daytime family,” Dorken wrote.

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Heartbroken astir #BillyMiller. My bosom goes retired to him, and everyone who loves him- helium is loved by truthful many.
❤️ Warm, kind, incredibly talented.. a large hug to the daytime family. Rest successful bid & blessed heavenly day Billy. pic.twitter.com/QYLcnnThqO

— Risa Dorken (@RisaDorken) September 17, 2023

Eric Braeden, who portrays Victor Newman on The Young and The Restless, said helium was profoundly saddened by the nonaccomplishment of a “very talented actor.” He described a clip helium told Miller not to backmost down amid “tough negotiations” for a tv role.

“‘BILLY BOY’ was not lone a damn bully histrion but a bully man!” Braeden wrote.

We mislaid BILLY MILLER! It saddens maine deeply! He was a precise talented actor! Amelia(Victoria) and I took him to meal 1 evening portion helium was successful pugnacious negotiations, and I retrieve telling him to reconsider, due to the fact that seldom is an histrion fixed a portion that describes him almost…

— Eric Braeden (@EBraeden) September 18, 2023

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Eileen Davidson, who is known for playing Ashley Abbott connected The Young and the Restless, shared a beauteous throwback photograph of she and Miller holding their Daytime Emmy awards.

“His infectious charm and warmth near lasting impressions connected each of america who were fortunate capable to person him successful our lives. Im gonna miss that mischievous smile,” she wrote.

I'm truthful bittersweet to perceive of Billy Miller's passing. His infectious charm and warmth near lasting impressions connected each of america who were fortunate capable to person him successful our lives. Im gonna miss that mischievous smile. Love you Billy. pic.twitter.com/kTnML9Zxlw

— Eileen Davidson (@eileen_davidson) September 17, 2023

Throughout his career, Miller had been nationalist astir his conflict with tarsal coalition, a uncommon familial information that connects the span tissues successful someone’s tarsal bones. The information often causes aches and pains successful a person’s feet and whitethorn effect successful trouble walking.

Despite his condition, Miller attributed his “determination” and “love” arsenic reasons for his success.

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

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