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Billy Miller’s cause of death confirmed by mother

Billy Miller on the red carpet
Billy Miller’s mother confirms he died by suicide. Pic credit: ©ImageCollect.com/Carrie-nelson

Billy Miller’s untimely death has shocked the entire soap opera community.

News of his death spread over the weekend, with many of his former costars and friends paying tribute to him.

There were conflicting reports about how Billy died, with sources revealing he was battling manic depression leading up to his death.

Some other reports indicated he was battling a neurological disorder and had succumbed to a stroke.

Unfortunately, it seems as if the former was true.

Billy’s mom released a statement about her son’s passing through his manager and long-time friend, Marnie Sparer.

Billy Miller’s mom confirms he died by suicide

On Twitter, Marnie Sparer shared a message from Billy Miller’s mom, Patricia.

She revealed her son had been dealing with bipolar depression for several years. She called his battle “valiant” and insisted he did everything possible to control the disease.

Unfortunately, he lost his battle, and the bipolar won when he surrendered his life.

Patricia thanked everyone for the outpouring of love and support she has received and seen for her son. She said they are “desperately trying to deal” with their loss, and no further comments will be made.

Billy Miller's mom's statement
Patricia Miller’s statement. Pic credit: @TalktoMarn/Twitter

Billy Miller’s soap roles

Billy Miller worked on three soap operas in a career that spanned over a decade.

He got his start on the now-defunct- ABC soap All My Children. He played Richie Novak, the deranged brother of Annie (Melissa Claire Egan).

After leaving the AC lineup, he was on CBS’ The Young and the Restless. He played the iconic Billy Abbott and will be most remembered for that role. He took it and made it his own. When you hear Eric Braeden’s voice say “Billy Boy,” the image in your head should be of Billy Miller.

After leaving Y&R, Billy found himself on General Hospital. He was initially cast as NuJason when Steve Burton vacated the role, but when Steve Burton wanted to return, they wrote the role of Drew Cain for him. Jason and Drew were twins separated at birth, and no one knew about the second baby.

When he left General Hospital, fans were devastated. His chemistry with Kelly Monaco was visible on and off-screen, and the two remained close.

The world lost a good one when Billy Miller passed, and the soap community is mourning the loss of one of their own.

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Virginia Packer
Virginia Packer
8 months ago

So sorry for your loss prayers for the family 🙏💔

Debbie
Debbie
8 months ago

I feel bad that Billy died from bipolar disorder My husband had it since 1983. ITS a horrific disorder that causes in ,and out of hospital stays. got to get on the right medicine it’s hard. But I didn’t know, it made you suicidal. HE did get on medicine lithium that poisoned him which took his life. IT’S A CURSE HORRIFIC DISEASE TO LIVE WITH. RIP BILLY. YOU WOULD HAVE NEVER KNOWN HE HAD THAT BIPOLAR DISORDER HE WAS SUCH A FANTASTIC ACTOR.

Shannon Harris
Shannon Harris
8 months ago
Reply to  Debbie

My condolences to the family 🙏 some people can’t deal with being diagnosed of bipolar, severe anxiety and depression it’s sad 😢 I deal with all those things and if u don’t understand learn bout it u never no who is trying to cope with this diagnosis it’s so hard I’m dealing with these issues 😔

Rosie
Rosie
8 months ago
Reply to  Debbie

I suffer from bipolar and my prayer are with his family

Georgia Ater
Georgia Ater
8 months ago

I’m so sorry. Loved him as Drew Cain. Prayers for his family.

Deanie Baker
Deanie Baker
8 months ago

First of All Bless His Family, He will be Lovingly And Sadly Missed!

Sheila Bartlett
Sheila Bartlett
8 months ago

My thoughts and prayers with Billy’s famy and friends.

Pat
Pat
8 months ago

To the Miller family,. I pray that the Good Lord comfort you during this most difficult time. Having lost a family member to suicide, I know the grief and heartache you are experiencing.
I am so sorry for your loss. Billy was my favorite person on GH. He was a gifted man and leaves his fans reeling. My only hope is that he walks with Jesus.

Susan Lawler
Susan Lawler
8 months ago

Prayers and hugs for his family and friends, mostly his mom.i lost my oldest son to suicide also.i found him and I feel your pain.he was one of my favorites on the general hospital.

Janet
Janet
8 months ago

I’m so sorry for the families loss. Bipolar is bad. I fight with mine every day. May God watch over the family