Billy Miller, the Daytime Emmy-winning actor from “The Young and the Restless” and “General Hospital,” died on Friday in Austin, Texas. He was 43.
Miller’s manager confirmed the news to Variety in a statement on Sunday, which would’ve marked the actor’s 44th birthday.
“The actor was struggling with manic depression when he died,” the statement reads.
Miller was born on Sept. 17, 1979, and grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas. Throughout his childhood, he battled with Tarsal coalition, a rare condition that affected the cartilage in his ankles.
His break into the entertainment industry came when he was signed as a model to Wilhelmina, and later went on to play Richie Novak from 2007 to 2008 in the soap opera “All My Children.” Miller then moved over to “The Young and the Restless” to take over the role of Billy Abbott.
Miller’s role on “The Young and the Restless” landed him three Daytime Emmys, including two for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series and outstanding lead actor in a drama series. He exited the soap in 2014 and joined “General Hospital.”
Miller played the roles of Jason Morgan and Drew Cain on “General Hospital,” starring as a series regular until 2019 and then joining “Suits” for five episodes.
His additional credits include appearances on “NCIS,” “The Rookie,” “Truth Be Told,” “Major Crimes,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Castle” and “Enormous.” He was also featured in Clint Eastwood’s 2014 war drama “American Sniper” and Craig Brewer’s 2016 “Urban Cowboy” TV movie drama, which starred Nathalie Kelley.