Fans Pay Tribute After Billy Miller's Tragic Death – Soap Star Was Battling Depression

The entire soap opera world continues to mourn the tragic loss of Billy Miller, aged 43 (days away from 44),

a daytime drama veteran who was best known for his roles as General Hospital’s (GH) Drew Cain and Young and the Restless’ (Y&R) Billy Miller.

According to his PR rep, Miller died on Friday, September 15th in Austin, Texas.

While the exact cause of his passing has yet to be revealed, reports are indicating that he was struggling with manic depression at the time of his death.

Fans Show Their Support Of Billy Miller

Social media has provided a platform for colleagues, friends, and fans to show their support and sadness around the news of Billy Miller’s passing. Posts have flooded on Facebook, X (formerly known as Twitter), Instagram, and Tik Tok.

Fans Pay Tribute After Billy Miller's Tragic Death - Soap Star Was Battling Depression

One fan on X, @chris_attaway, posted the very first clip of Billy Miller as Drew Cain, (then thought to be Jason Morgan). Another X follower, @MiaDiCarlo_31 posted an early happy birthday message to the actor, with a video montage of Billy within various scenes during his soap opera career.

She notes that “he was loved and extremely talented”. These are just two examples of the many that have flooded newsfeeds.

Some co-stars who have already paid tributed to Billy Miller include actress and Y&R colleague Kate Linder (Ester Valentine), GH’s Kathleen Gati (Liesl Obrecht), GH’s Risa Dorken (Amy Driscoll), and GH’s Jon Lindstrom (Ryan Chamberlain & Kevin Collins) – just to name a few.

Billy Miller’s Daytime Legacy

Billy started his soap career landing the role of Richie Novak on All My Children (AMC), in 2007. By the time 2008 hit, he jumped shipped to the Y&R, playing the cute and charming Billy Abbott.

Miller dived into the role of Jason Morgan, which eventually evolved into Drew Cain in 2014, exiting the show in 2019. He also had roles in prime-time shows like Suits, CIS, and Truth Be Told.

Miller was recognized by his soap peers in 2010, 2013, and 2014 by winning Daytime Emmys for his role on the Y&R and also received nominations for his character on GH.

On behalf of everyone here, we wish Billy Miller’s family, friends, loved ones, and fans our deepest sympathies. Visit this site often for more soap opera updates and news, as they come down the pipe.

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