Soap opera star Billy Miller, a three-time Daytime Emmy winner known for his roles on “The Young and the Restless” and “General Hospital,” died Friday. He was 43.
Miller’s death was confirmed by soap opera journalist Michael Fairman.
A cause of death has not been shared. Miller was just two days shy of turning 44.
Born on Sept. 17, 1979, Miller grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas. He was in and out of the hospital as a kid for a tarsal condition, he told Soaps in Depth, which affected the cartilage in his ankles.
He worked in the mailroom at Industry Entertainment before being signed as a model to Wilhelmina.
He got his start on the popular soap opera “All My Children,” playing Richie Novak for a short stint before joining the cast of “The Young and the Restless” in 2008 as the fourth iteration of Billy Abbott.
He departed the show in 2014.
For his efforts, he snagged three Daytime Emmys: 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 and played Jason Morgan and Drew Cain.
He was a series regular until 2019.
Several soap opera viewers took to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, to mourn his passing Sunday.
“What a talent, gone way too soon,” lamented one fan. “Fans will be talking about #BillyMiller’s performances for years to come … there should have been so many more. Condolences to his family.”
“This one hurts. RIP #BillyMiller the world will be a little darker without you,” sobbed a second.
“RIP #BillyMiller His smile lit up on screen,” wrote another. “He was such an incredible actor and seemed like such a kind soul…condolences to his family and friends.”
“I’m completely shocked by the news of Billy’s passing,” stated one fan. “Condolences to his friends & family. #GH should have never let him go. He was my favorite Jason and Drew. He was such an amazing talent and kind human.”