Billy Miller, star of ‘The Young and the Restless’ and ‘General Hospital,’ 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.
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.
Born on September 17, 1979, in Oklahoma and raised in Texas, Billy Miller dabbled in modelling before landing his first break in daytime television as Richie Novak on ABC soap opera All My Children, a role he played from 2007 to 2008.
From 2008 until 2014, he played Billy Abbott on CBS’s The Young and the Restless for more than 700 episodes, winning three Daytime Emmys, including once for outstanding lead actor in a drama series and twice for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series.
In 2014, Miller joined the cast of General Hospital, playing the role of Jason Morgan and Drew Cain. He was a regular on the series until 2019.
Billy Miller also appeared on a handful of episodes of US legal drama Suits, and in 10 episodes of Apply TV+’s Truth Be Told.
His film credits include Clint Eastwood’s 2014 military drama American Sniper and 2016’s Urban Cowboy. According to IMDB, Miller’s last role was on the crime drama NCIS.
Billy Miller cause of death
Billy Miller died just two days before what was supposed to be his 44th birthday.
Michael Fairman TV was the first to report the news of his passing, but no cause of death has been disclosed at this time.
His death was reportedly confirmed by someone at The Belmont, a restaurant and bar in Los Angeles, California, which Billy was part owner.
Several of the actor’s former co-stars took to X on Sunday to share their heartbreak at his death.
General Hospital’s Risa Dorken said she’s “heartbroken” at the news. “My heart goes out to him, and everyone who loves him- he is loved by so many. ❤️ Warm, kind, incredibly talented.. a big hug to the daytime family. Rest in peace & happy heavenly birthday Billy.”
The Young and the Restless’ Eileen Davidson shared a throwback photo with Miller from the 2014 Emmys when they both won awards. “I’m so sad to hear of Billy Miller’s passing,” she wrote in the post. “His infectious charm and warmth left lasting impressions on all of us who were lucky enough to have him in our lives. Im gonna miss that mischievous smile. Love you Billy.”
Jason Thompson, who starred in General Hospital with Miller and later took over the actor’s former role of Billy Abbott in The Young and the Restless, said he was “saddened to hear” about the death of his “friend.”
“He was funny, had a great laugh and very talented,” Thompson wrote in a tweet. “Love and light to his family and friends.”
Kin Shriner of General Hospital said he’s “very sad to hear” about Miller’s death. “I so enjoyed his time on @GeneralHospital,” Shriner’s tweet said. “He was a really good guy and funny and kind to all !RIP Billy.”
The show’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.”
When is Billy Miller funeral?
As of now, the funeral arrangement of the late Billy Miller has not been disclosed by his family.
Having said that, we are still following up on his death, we will update you as soon as we get important information about Billy Miller funeral service.