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Billy Miller, Three-time Daytime Emmy Winner, and GH, Y&R and AMC Alum, Dead at 43

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In heartbreaking news to report, Michael Fairman TV has learned that three-time Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (ex-GH, Y&R and AMC) has passed away at the age of 43. A source with knowledge of the situation said the actor died on Friday, September 15th in Austin, Texas.

Miller would have turned 44 on Sunday, September 17th. Billy’s passing was also confirmed by The Belmont, one of the restaurant/bars Miller was a part-owner in Los Angeles. No other details have been made available on his death at this time.

In an update, Miller’s management on Sunday, informed multiple outlets through a statement that,”The actor was struggling with manic depression when he died.”

Daytime fans know Miller from his unforgettable performances. First, as All My Children’s Richie Novack, a role he played from 2007-2008. Next, Miller came to The Young and the Restless and took over the role of Billy Abbott. He stayed with the top-rated soap opera from 2008-2014.

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Later, Miller took over the role of Jason Morgan/Drew Cain from Steve Burton on ABC’s General Hospital. Billy was part of the GH cast from 2014-2019. During his run on daytime, and after, Billy was seen in numerous primetime roles including on: Suits, Ringer, Ray Donovan, Justified, CSI: NY and most recently on the AppleTV+ series, Truth Be Told.

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Throughout his daytime career, Billy took home three Daytime Emmys for his work on The Young and the Restless. Two wins for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2010 and 2013, and one win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2014.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to provide updates as they come to light.

Our hearts go out to Billy’s family, friends, loved ones, and colleagues. Those include: Billy’s mother, Patricia, sister Megan, brother-in-law Ronnie, nephew Grayson and niece Charley.

Management has shared that donations can be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Share your reaction to the passing of soap opera favorite, Billy Miller, via the comment section below.

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So heartbreaking RIP Billy

It is very heartbreaking! Very sad to hear he passed

Condolences to the family

horrible news

I’m freaked out man because me and my son was just talking about him and his soap opera and I was telling him that he was one of the best one on general hospital I’m a Young and restless that I like them and I was mad when he went to general hospital so wow I’m messed up

Shocking. Tremendously sad news. An extremely talented actor.

Love and support to his family, friends and former cast mates. Kelly Monaco and he were close, so peaceful thoughts to her.

A horrible 12-month period for GH, with Sonya, Neeka, Jackie and now Billy.

Loved him on AMC. God bless you and your family

This is so very sad to here General Hospital has loss so many wonderful actors in a few short months all so young.. I know Billy isn’t on it any more he was such a great actor on it.. Loved him and Kelly together. May they A RIP thank you all for such wonderful memories of .. God Bless. all there family and friends.

I agree 100 % with you….

I am sure Frank V. is tired of having to deal with all of the sorry at GH.

This sad passing won’t have to be written into story, but I’m sure they’ll insert an “in memory of” title card on an episode in the next few weeks.

Gee, that’s just too bad ,isn’t it?

Oh my, Im heartbroken he was a great actor❤️

That’s too sad a great actor, especially hoping to see I’m back at GH. RIP

I am so brokenhearted to hear that Billy has passed away. He was one of my favorite actors. He was born in Oklahoma, my home too. I kept hoping he might end up at General Hospital someday. I guess that won’t happen now. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and Kelly Monaco. He was a very special man.

He was on GH already.

She probably meant come back.

Yes, I did mean to come back. He was his best at General Hospital.

No, he wasn’t. He one all three of his Emmy awards for Y&R, a role he was born to play. That Jake/Jason/Andrew fiasco was some poorly written crap nobody should hold up to high standards. He tried to make the horrible GH material work but it will always be Y&R he will be best remembered for.

Thank you and pardon me Braeden but get your facts straight he wanted to stay on at Y&R but have time to do other things but the vampire Phelps would not allow it because Miller and Muhney were fantastic actors and she wasn’t able to make her baby Burton the lead she forced that so called actor down our throat. Miller never thought he was to good for daytime he wanted to have time to do other things. Makes me furious to blame BM just furious

I cannot believe it. Who was he dating at time of death. There have been two stars from General Hospital that have passed away this year. What is going with all of them.

It’s called the jab, truth be known

Shut up!

You’re irresponsible and callous to post something like that. All reports lead to suicide, though not confirmed as of yet so even that is speculation. He suffered, as Michael Fairman reported in this article, from bipolar.

He ended his life, he was struggling with depression. Stop being a moron and have a little respect.

Shera, unfortunately you cant fix STUPID!.

GH Fan needs to stay off of these sites until he gets a life of his own. Poor miserable person!!

Cheryl, you dumb phuck Trumpsters never fail to disappoint. Stay stupid!

Really?? What does trump have to do with this. Shut up!

I have yet to see any anti-vax lie spreaders who aren’t also Trump loving MAGAtts.

This is a message board about the passing of a beautiful talented man.

But since you and the attack mob went there, people have the right to disagree, to have their own opinions about politics, to make their own determination who they support for elected office, and to decide what or what not to put into their bodies. You, as a self proclaimed “satan”, have that right as well, and I can see that you use that right to spew hatred in this forum. That says more about you than anyone or anything else, and I’m not shocked. It’s sad that a vocal contingent so easily dehumanizes those they disagree with, but the rest of us have learned not to expect any better. I’d say “do better”, but the truth is you just wouldn’t “get it”.

Back on topic: I’m personally saddened by Billy’s passing. This man had the eyes and smile of an angel. He impressed me as a deep, gentle but passionate soul. Who knows what happened, and it’s no one’s business, but I pray he’s with the Father now. God bless.

Not sure why that was directed at me. I’m not the one who derailed the thread. Yes you are correct that they should have left their dragonshit conspiracy theories out of it, but sadly this is what they do now, every time somebody dies who is under the age of 80. “It must have been the vaccine”.

As far as Billy goes, I can tell you that he’s not down here, so like you, I hope he made it upstairs. As I said yesterday, not a lot shocks a Devil these days, but I’m still reeling a bit over this one.

When will you receive yours so we can be rid of you?

Who cares who he was dating at the time of his death?

Truth be known, you’re an ignorant excuse of a person. Spread your lies and anti-vaxx propaganda elsewhere.

Nope suicide

Wow is only thing that I’m going to say right now


Very much so!

Is this real? If so my heart is broken, I loved him so much first on all my children and general hospital as Drew/ Jason he was so good. RIP BILLY I WILL MISS YOU, GOG BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

I am so very sad. Mental illness is real. He was a great actor. RIP. Loved watching your work.prayers for your family.❤️

I’m devastated. I watch Y&R with the hope he would return. I watch GH and say they’ll bring back Drew. One of my favorite actors. RIP.

rest in peace. to his family and friends I am truly sorry for your loss.

I so agree with you Lisa Rowe, he is one of my favorites………………..
Oh no. This can’t be. We are so heartbroken. Hard for everybody to accept and even to absorb. Our deepest condolences to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace ❤️ ❤️

So sad. Wonderful actor. My heart goes out to his parents. I know how it feel. I lost my son 2 years ago and he was 34. You feel like u have died to.

OMG! I can’t believe he is gone, he was one of my favorite soap opera actors, especially when he was with the young and the restless as Bill Abbots. My condolences to his entire family. RIP Billy Miller with the Angels.

he was an amazing actor on y & r also and amc

Wow this was a shocker! What’s going on with all these soap actors now. It’s crazy we’re losing them one after another this year. RIP and my condolences to his loved ones!

Just thinking the same.

So sad he was a Beautiful person!!! And a fantastic actor. He will be terribly missed ♥️ Always loved him as Billy on Y&R.

I’m hearthbreaking. I loved him such much !!!

I loved him so much on y + r ! Best Billy Abott ! Huge Fan ! My prayers are with you Billy and with your family and friends and y and r❤️

I am devastated,to hear this ,he was my favorite when he played Billy Abbott,and Jason Morgan,/Drew Cane on General Hospital,I’m so my ❤️ goes out to his family and friends,he will be truly missed.

Omg. Another 1! What the hell is happening. Everyone is freaking dying.

It’s called LIFE. Nothing stays the same..

I cant believe it. He was a great Billy on Y&R and a great actor. My heart breaks for his family

So sorry to hear about losing Billy. I know him from GH. Rest in Peace.

Im in shock right now. He’s one;of my Favorites. Billy you will be missed so much. You were such a geat actor. RIP, yourloed & will be missed. Tears are rolling down my face, i just cant believe it ❤❤❤

May his soul rest in eternity. Loved when he was on general hospital. He was a good actor.

I’m so sad of the news of the passing of Billy Millers I feel so sad for his family, friends & all of us his fans that loved him you will be missed may you rest in peace

He was great in every role he played


Shocking news as he was one of my all time soap favorites who seemed to have a bright career ahead of him. Condolences to his friends and family.

RIP Billy Miller

Oh my goodness Lord Jesus christ my heart prayer goes deeply to his family l am a fan of him he played in a lot of movies he played on life time as well l will miss his beautiful smile l can’t believe this but his time here on earth has came to an end God bless us a life here on earth but when you’re time is up God comes to take his child back!!!!Rest In Peace prayers!!!!

I always enjoyed his craftsmanship. What a talent. #PrayersForTheFamily.

This is so heartbreaking

What heartbreaking news to wake up to this morning. Billy Miller was such a talented actor. His indescribable acting on both Y&R and GH was amazing and he acted with such raw emotion. His multiple Emmy wins reflected this. My condolences to his immediate family and friends, his GH and Y&R families. What a tremendous loss. RIP and God Speed Mr. Miller

Omg!!!! I can’t believe Billy Miller has passed away!!!! He was such a great actor!!! I loved him playing Billy on Young and the Restless!!! I can’t believe he’s gone!!! My thoughts and prayers are with him and thr family!!!! He’ll be miss dearly!!

Well said.

So so sad. It is so hard to believe he is gone!
I loved him as Billy Abbot on Y&R. He was a wonderful actor and he will be sadly missed. So young also. May he Rest in Peace. Prayers to his family and friends.

just as “jack abbott” died when terry lester died, now “billy abbott” dies as billy miller dies. terrible tragedy, terrible news

I am sorry that Terry Lester passed away, but Peter Bergman is a far more superior “Jack Abbott” than Terry ever was on his best day.

Terry Lester was not on Y&R when he passed..

Oh my heart is so sad for this young man who I grew to love on TV. I know they were characters but he comes into your heart my love and condolences to his family and friends. God Bless you!

May his soul rest in peace!!!

I am so saddened by this news. Billy was an intricate person in each of the soaps he was in and an excellent actor. He will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family and colleagues.

I will miss his smiling face excellent after love you Billy

This is so sad, my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, may he rest in peace.

This is so sad to here! Prayers to the family! Sorry for your loss


I am speechless, in shock abd totally . He was a very talented actor and he will definitely be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and fans.

Just so sad such a great actor and loved him as Jason then as his twin Drew so young please Lord it hurts truly hurts

I don’t believe this he’s gone no this is definitely a false report.


Can’t believe it. So very sad. Loved him on GH. Just terrible.

Good grief…… How terribly sad !

RIP Billy …… ☹️

Today, September 17, Happy Birthday in heaven, hopefully, Billy Miller! You were good as Delia’s Dad on Y&R! May peace
come to your family and friends. Rest peacefully.

This saddens my heart, I really liked his part as Billy Abbott on Y & R. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. Rest in peace. ❤️❤️

HOLY SHIT!!! This is NOT the news I was expecting to hear this morning! What a sad, sad loss! RIP to him!!! Too fucking young!!!

(Sorry for the cussing Michael, but it’s the only words that fit in this situation!!)

Rest in peace.

So sad to hear this. Loved him as Billy Abbott. RIP and PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS FOR ALL THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS

He was best Billy on Y&R ever…had a real quality reach out and touch him he was so real. Gone too soon..R I P Billy. Shocking!

So Very Sad to Hear this I Loved him as Billy on Y&R and was hoping he would come back one day. My Thoughts and Prayers go out to his Family & Friends and all his cast mates

I was sadden by his passing, loved him in the Young and Restless and General Hospital. RIP

Rip Billy you were great on the Y&R

So sad to hear of the passing of Billy Miller a extremely talented man rest in peace

I. Am. Crushed. A. Wonderful actor. Prayers. To. The. Family. A. Tragic. Tragic. Loss

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