Daytime Emmy-winning actor Billy Miller dies at age 43

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3x Daytime-Emmy winning actor Billy Miller, who starred the soaps The Young & the Restless, All My Children and General Hospital, has died at the age of 43. Miller’s 44th birthday would have been on Sunday. Miller’s manager confirmed the news to Variety in a statement, which read: “The actor was struggling with manic depression when he died,” without offering more details about the Texas native’s death.

Soap opera journalist Michael Fairman first broke the news, citing an unnamed source close to Miller, as well as a representative for the actor’s Los Angeles restaurant, The Belmont. Miller played Richie Novak on ‘All My Children’ (2007-2008), Billy Abbott on ‘The Young and the Restless’ (2008-2014) and Jason Morgan/Drew Cain on ‘General Hospital’ (2014-2019).  His other prime-time credits include Suits, Ringer, Ray Donovan, Justified, CSI: NY and most recently on the AppleTV+ series, Truth Be Told.

A message on the Y&R X (formerly Twitter) feed said: “Billy Miller was a talented man with a heart of gold and always lit up the scene with amazing performances. He will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathies to his family and all who loved him.”

General Hospital’s executive producer Frank Valentini also expressed his condolences at the news: “I am 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.”

Miller is survived by his mother, Patricia, sister Megan, brother-in-law Ronnie, nephew Grayson and niece Charley.  His management team said that donations can be made in his memory to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

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