Billy Miller, a legendary soap opera performer best remembered for his roles in “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless,” went suddenly on Friday in Austin, Texas, at the age of 43. The actor was a few days away from turning 44 years old.
Since then, Patricia Miller, his grieving mother, has spoken about her son’s passing. She provided information on the circumstances surrounding Billy’s death in her statement.
Patricia claimed that the “American Sniper” actor had battled bipolar depression for years. The distraught mother spoke of her son and his sudden death, saying:
“…He did everything he could to control the disease. He loved his family, his friends and his fans but in the end the disease won the fight and he surrendered his life.”
Patricia also expressed her gratitude to Billy’s innumerable friends and family members who have sent their sympathies in light of the tragic news. She also made it apparent that all the other theories and assertions about Billy’s death are untrue.
Some of the people who read Patricia’s statement—which also bragged about how adored Billy was—reacted to what she had to say. Several of Billy’s backers sent their best wishes:
“His kindness, talent, and that beautiful smile will never be forgotten. My sincere condolences to his brave mother…”
Billy Miller’s Legendary Career Continues to Be Remembered by All Who Have Paid Respects to the Late Actor
Billy, who was born on September 17, 1979, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, began acting after some of his friends dared him to do so. Prior to relocating to Los Angeles, the celebrity from Grand Prairie studied production sequence at the University of Texas.
The “Suits” cast member first worked in commercials before landing a major role in the “All My Children” television series. After working in the 1970s television series, Billy went on to play Billy Abbot in “The Young and the Restless.”
Before landing a role on “General Hospital,” he appeared in over 700 episodes of the popular program and earned three Daytime Emmys. Billy has starred in the acclaimed television programs “Suits” and “Truth Be Told.”
Many of Billy’s co-stars sent heartfelt tributes in his honor as word of his departure spread over the globe. Billy’s “All My Children” co-star Chrishell Stause was one of the many people who shared their sorrow over the dreadful news. Stause posted the following on her Instagram story:
“Still processing this. Too many feelings, but you are gone way too soon and I’m so happy I got to work with you all those years, but also call you a friend…”
Eileen Davidson, Billy’s co-star in “The Young and the Restless,” also paid respect to the late actor in a post. Davidson stated:
“I’m so sad to hear of Billy Miller’s passing. His infectious charm and warmth left lasting impressions on all of us who were lucky enough to have him in our lives…”
All who knew and supported Billy still miss him terribly.
His legacy is survived by his mom, sister, brother-in-law, niece, and nephew.