Remembering Billy Miller, Star of General Hospital and The Young & The Restless (1979-2023)

Eric Braeden

Though there was no love lost between The Young and the Restless‘ Billy and Victor,

the same clearly was not true of their performers. “We lost Billy Miller,” tweeted

Braeden Sunday evening. “It saddens me deeply! He was a very gifted actor! Amelia

[Heinle, Victoria] and I took him to dinner on evening while he was in tough negotiations, and I remember telling him to reconsider, because rarely is an actor given a part that describes him almost perfectly, and to not make the mistake I had seen some actors make over my 60 years in the business, [thinking] that they are indispensable! Once an actor thinks that or is told that by some sycophants, they step onto a slippery road… usually to oblivion! ‘Billy Boy’ was not only a damn good actor but a nice man. May he rest in peace and meet up with Kristoff [St. John, Neil] in the beyond, ‘the undiscovered country from whose bourn no Traveller returns,’ and tell each other jokes! They were both loved by their colleagues.”

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Bradford Anderson

“A kind, generous soul,” lamented the man who plays General Hospital‘s Spinelli before adding a sentiment we could all agree with: “Damn.”

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Scott Clifton

“This is not fair,” lamented Bold & Beautiful‘s Liam on Instagram, who famously tied with Miller for the Outstanding Supporting Actor Emmy in 2013. “We deserved so much more of him. Rest in peace, Billy. You’re immortal now.”

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Michael Muhney

“My fellow Texas brother,” tweeted Muhney, who played Adam opposite Miller’s Billy on Young & Restless, “you lit up every room with your smile. Your quiet intensite onscreen was second only to your gentle kindness and genuine care in private. After five years of sharing the stage with you, we shared our last scenes and departed together by way of a literal cliffhanger. (Move over, Thelma and Louise).”

He continued, “We recently shared work on an Apple series, and your encouragements during and after that process, and your kindness over the years, are now but a few of the things I’ll hold on to as warm memories of you. What a big heart you had.”

He concluded, “You were bigger and braver and bolder than this life. You were legend. There is no landing to this final cliffhanger, the wings you’ve spent your lifetime earning have carried you up to that wonderful place in the sky.”

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Nancy Lee Grahn

“So very sad to hear this very sad and unexpected news,” said Alexis’ portrayer on Twitter. “I would like very much for my beloved General Hospital to have no more of it.”

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TK Weaver

The youngster who played Jason and Sam’s son, Danny, on General Hospital admitted on Twitter that he was “Devastated,” adding that it was “hard to find words. You always gave me such good advice and were always there for me. You were an amazing person. I will never forget you.” Weaver then asked that others “please join me in praying for his family and loved ones.”

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Jason Thompson

“I’m so sorry and saddened to hear about my friend, Billy Miller,” tweeted Thompson, who starred opposite the late actor as General Hospital‘s Patrick, then later followed in his footsteps as Young & Restless‘ Billy. “He was funny, had a great laugh and [was] very talented. Light and love to his farmily and friends.”

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Eileen Davidson

“I’m so sad to hear of Billy Miller’s passing,” tweeted his former TV-sister, who played Ashley opposite his Billy on Young & Restless. “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.”

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William deVry

“I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of Billy Miller,” said General Hospital‘s former Julian on Twitter. “RIP, Billy. You had much to offer. Condolences to his family, friends and the fans who loved him.”

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Ella Rose Ramacieri

“Even though it was brief, us knowing and Ella working with Billy Miller, our hearts go out to all of his family and friends and fans,” wrote Ella’s mom of the little girl’s time playing Drew and Sam’s daughter, Scout.

Even though it was brief us knowing and Ella working with #BillyMiller, our hearts go out to all of his family and friends and fans

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Matt Cohen

Clearly hurting from the news, General Hospital‘s former Griffin was unflinching in his reaction on Instagram: “F@*k you, cruel world!”

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Rebecca Budig

“He was so kind,” said General Hospital‘s former Hayden of her on-screen faux husband. “Generous to a fault. This is a tough one.”

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Bold and the Beautiful Fan Club Event

“Billy Miller was a great man and a gifted actor,” said Bradley Bell on behalf of Bell Dramatic Serial Company. “Billy left an indelible mark on The Young and the Restless with his brilliant portrayal of Billy Abbott. He will be sorely missed.”

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Kathleen Gati

f”I am beyond sad to hear this tragic news,” tweeted Obrecht’s portrayer. “Billy Miller was always so kind, professional and a wonderfully talented colleague at General Hospital. Deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans.”

When a fan later asked her to share a specific memory, Gati said that Miller “was always kind, gracious, professional, courteous, friendly, generous. Adored by fans and colleagues. As I recall, he installed and paid for a fully-equipped gym in a space at the studio so everyone could use it. I can’t say enough nice things about him.”

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Coby Ryan McLaughlin

“Man, this sucks,” understated the actor who, as Shiloh, terrorized Port Charles. “Billy and I played on General Hospital for nearly a year. He was intense, focused, cool and kind. He knew [the] hamster wheel that I was about to start spinning on all too well, and always made himself available to help the new guy. Rest easy, man.”

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Kin Shriner

Very sad to hear about Billy Miller,” tweeted General Hospital‘s Scott. “I so enjoyed his time on [the show]. He was a really good guy and funny and kind to all.”

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Risa Dorken

General Hospital‘s Amy shared with the twitterverse that she was “heartbroken” over Miller’s passing. “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 and happy heavenly birthday, Billy.”

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Frank Valentini

“I am devastated to hear news of the incredibly talented Billy Miller’s passing,” tweeted General Hospital‘s executive producer. “Oh behalf of the entire GH family, our hearts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

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Daniel Goddard

“The world is going to be just that little bit more dull without you in it,” said the Aussie who played Miller’s Young & Restless on-screen rival, Cane. “You had that ‘it’ factor that lit up every room you were in. Rest In Peace, mate.”

Jon Lindstrom and miller shirt

General Hospital‘s Kevin tweeted that Miller “was gifted, smart, funny and impressed me as a great friend to those close to him. He didn’t blink when I asked him to put on this shirt to help raise up the women in our industry. His heart was in the right place and I always laughed around him. #FlightOfAngels #RIP.”

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Adrienne Frantz

Having played Young & Restless‘ Amber opposite Miller, Frantz tweeted that he “lit up every room you walked into with your light and your charm,” adding that he gave “the best hugs ever! I’ll always remember the laughs and the great times we had together. Hope you’ve found peace, my dear friend. I’ll love you forever!”

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Finola Hughes

“Billy,” said Anna’s portrayer on Intagram, “far too soon. Peace be with you.” Later, General Hospital co-star Laura Wright (Carly) echoed the sentiment, tweeting of his passing, “Way too soon.”

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Beth Maitland

The Young and the Restless’ Traci posted a joyous photo of herself with TV siblings Miller and Davidson during happier times. “Soar with the angels, my darling Billy,” she captioned it on Instagram.

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Emme Rylan

“Rest in peace, my friend,” wrote Rylan on Instagram. Like others, she worked with Miller on both General Hospital (where she was Lulu opposite his Jason/Drew) and The Young and the Restless (where she was Abby to his Billy). “What a tremendous loss for this world. Heartbroken.”

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Mark Lawson

“Such a shame,” noted General Hospital‘s former Dustin before admitting, “I barely knew Billy. We came up at the same time. He was having a fantastic run, not just the jobs, but his work. Almost a decade later, I saw him on my first day at General Hospital, told him how good he looked. He’d been training, had just done a shirtless scene.

“Seems silly, I’m sure,” Lawson continued. “But as an actor/trainer/father of three kids, I understand how hard it can be and the insecurities we face whether we admit it or not. He graciously accepted the compliment. The most we ever spoke. But I liked him.”