Billy Miller’s mom, Patricia Miller, revealed her son died after he “surrendered his life” following a “battle with bipolar melancholy.” The cleaning soap opera star handed away at 43 on Sept. 15. His dying got here simply two days earlier than his forty fourth birthday on Sep. 17.
“I need to personally thank the numerous followers and private mates for the overwhelming quantity of affection, prayers and condolences despatched to me and my household on the devastating dying of my lovely son BJ — Billy Miller,” Patricia instructed Soap Opera Digest in an announcement. “He fought an extended exhausting valiant battle with bipolar melancholy for years. He did every part he may to regulate the illness. He liked his household, his mates and his followers however ultimately the illness received the combat and he surrendered his life.”
Billy’s passing was revealed on what would’ve been his forty fourth birthday on Sep. 17. Whereas the reason for dying was not introduced on the time, an announcement from his staff did reveal that the Emmy winner had been “affected by manic melancholy” on the time of his dying.
Billy was an actor, greatest best-known for showing as Billy Abbott in over 700 episodes of The Younger and the Stressed. Previous to Y&R, he appeared as Richie Novak in over 100 episodes of All My Youngsters. He additionally notably performed Jason Morgan and Drew Cain on Basic Hospital. In addition to cleaning soap operas, he had small roles in a handful of different exhibits, together with one-off appearances on NCIS, CSI: NY, and The Rookie. He additionally appeared in a number of episodes of the critically acclaimed collection Fits and Ray Donovan. He additionally performed a Navy recruiter within the standard movie American Sniper.
Billy is survived by his mom Patricia, sister Megan, brother-in-law Ronnie, nephew Grayson, and niece Charley. “He additionally leaves behind an amazing many mates and colleagues who will miss his heat persona, beneficiant spirit, and real kindness,” his staff mentioned in an announcement, which was obtained by HollywoodLife.
Following Billy’s dying, a variety of his co-stars penned emotional tributes to the late star. Chrishell Stause, who had appeared on All My Youngsters with him, honored her late co-star on her Instagram Story. “Nonetheless processing this. Too many emotions, however you might be gone approach too quickly and I’m so comfortable I started working with you all these years, but additionally name you a pal. I hope you might be at peace now,” she wrote.
Actor Michael Muhney shared a photograph of the 2 of them collectively as he paid tribute. “My fellow Texas brother. You lit up each room along with your smile. Your quiet depth onscreen was second solely to your mild kindness and real care in personal,” he wrote on X (formerly Twitter).