Billy Miller, ‘The Young and the Restless’ actor, dead at 43 after battling depression

Emmy-winning soap opera star Billy Miller has died after struggling with manic depression, Page Six can confirm.

The actor — best known for his roles on “The Young and the Restless” and “General Hospital” — passed away Friday in Austin, Texas, according to his rep. He was 43 years old.

A cause of death has yet to be revealed.

Miller landed his first notable television role as Richie Novak on ABC’s “All My Children” in 2007.

A year later, he was cast as Billy Abbott on “The Young and the Restless.”

He earned three Daytime Emmy Awards for his performance on the CBS soap opera, which he starred in from 2008 to 2014.

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Billy Miller
Miller had been struggling with manic depression before his death.
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Those wins included two trophies for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and one for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

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Miller returned to ABC in 2014 to play Drew Cain and Jason Morgan on “General Hospital.” He was a series regular on the show until 2019.

His other acting credits include roles in “Suits,” “Ray Donovan,” “Truth Be Told,” “NCIS,” “The Rookie” and the 2015 Oscar-nominated film “American Sniper.”

Mackenzie Browning and Billy Miller on The Young and the Restless
The actor was best known for his roles on “The Young and the Restless” and “General Hospital.”
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Miller is survived by his mother, Patricia, sister Megan, brother-in-law Ronnie, nephew Grayson and niece Charley.

He also leaves behind “a great many friends and colleagues who will miss his warm personality, generous spirit and genuine kindness,” per his management.

Memorial services are pending at this time, but donations can be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

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