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Who was Billy Miller and how did he die?

Billy Miller, who was best-known for starring in the likes of General Hospital, All My Children and Suits, has sadly died at the age of 43.

The soap opera actor and three-time Daytime Emmy winner died on Friday in Austin, Texas, as reported by soap opera journalist Michael Fairman.

Keep reading the article to know more about Billy Miller, including who he was, how he die and much more!

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General Hospital star Billy Miller has died at the age of 43

Who was Billy Miller?

Billy Miller was an American actor. He was recognized for his work on American soap operas, including his award-winning work as Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless and his dual portrayals of Jason Morgan and Drew Cain on General Hospital.

Billy Miller in full, William John Miller II was born on September 17, 1979, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas.

As a child, Miller spent five years as a patient of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, an organization he now supports.

Miller attended Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas, and the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, where he received a communications degree and was one of only twenty students in the film department’s intensive Production Sequence.

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Billy Miller was a three-time Daytime Emmy Award winner Credit: Getty

He got his start in the entertainment industry after landing a role on the popular soap opera All My Children, playing Richie Novak.

He then joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in 2008, playing the fourth iteration of Billy Abbott.

Billy Miller left the show in 2014.

He received three Daytime Emmys for the role: two for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and one for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

Miller joined the cast of General Hospital in 2014.

He played Jason Morgan and Drew Cain and was a series regular until 2019.

Billy Miller also had credits in Showtime’s Ray Donovan, Meghan Markle’s show Suits, and Apple TV+’s Truth Be Told.

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Billy Miller starred in The Young and the Restless and General Hospital Photo: Leon Bennett/FilmMagic

Billy miller death cause

Billy died just two days before what was supposed to be his 44th birthday.

His death was confirmed by someone at The Belmont, a restaurant and bar in Los Angeles, California that Miller co-owned, according to Fairman.

A cause of death has not yet been revealed, though reps for the actor claimed he was struggling with ‘manic depression’ at the time of his death as per TMZ.

Miller is survived by his mother, Patricia, and his sister, Megan.

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Billy Miller in an episode of ‘The Young and the Restless’. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty

Tributes pour in following Billy Miller death

Actress Octavia Spencer, who co-starred alongside Billy in TV series Truth Be Told, shared a tribute to the actor on Instagram.

‘I am speechless. I’m laying here scrolling through IG and came across a post that we lost Billy Miller. To his family, legions of fans, and our #TruthBeTold family my deepest condolences,’ she wrote underneath a photo of the actor.

‘I am so sad to learn of Billy Miller passing. I loved watching him on all my children young and the restless and general hospital. May he rest in peace,’ another person wrote on Twitter.

‘A real loss to the genre, just so sad,’ yet another fan added.

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