‘General Hospital’ Star Dead at 43 – Family Member Found It ‘Difficult’ to Share News of His Death

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On September 15, Friday, news organisations reported the tragic death of soap opera star Billy Miller.

The skilled actor, who was best known for appearing in enduring classics like “General Hospital,” “All My Children,” and “The Young and the Restless,” passed away at the age of 43 in Austin, Texas.

Miller was reportedly suffering from manic depression, though the star’s reps have not revealed the precise cause of death.

Eileen Davidson and Billy Miller at the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, 2014 | Source: Getty Images

Additionally, according to news reports, Miller’s staff speculated that the “Suits” star might have committed suicide.

Billy Miller at the premiere for "Truth Be Told" in Beverly Hills, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Miller passed away a few days before he would have been 44. The actor was born on September 17, 1979, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was reared in Grand Prairie.

Billy Miller at the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, 2014 | Source: Getty Images

A member of Miller’s family made a statement regarding the news of his death yesterday. The cousin of the “Fatal Honeymoon” performer said:

“Sad news is difficult to share, but yesterday I received a call that my cousin Billy Miller had passed. He was my second cousin and the son of my first cousin Pat who I love dearly…”

Billy Miller Was an Icon in the Soap Opera TV World, and Many Have Paid Tribute to the Late Actor

As a renowned soap opera star, Taylor’s gifted cousin was admired in the entertainment business. Miller won three Daytime Emmy Awards during the course of his lengthy career.

Billy Miller at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards in Las Vegas, 2010 | Source: Getty Images

His portrayal of Billy Abbott in “The Young and the Restless” is the source of all three of his Emmy nominations.

While starring in “General Hospital,” Miller appeared in over 600 episodes and appeared in over 700 episodes of the popular soap opera.

Clementine Ford and Billy Miller in an episode of "The Young and the Restless" in 2009 | Source: Getty Images

Miller went on to land roles in a number of films and other television shows in addition to his remarkable accomplishments as a soap opera actor. The most well-known of these productions include “American Sniper,” “Truth Be Told,” “Ray Donovan,” and “CSI: NY.”

Billy Miller and Kelly Monaco in an episode of "General Hospital" in 2016 | Source: Getty Images

Outside of his formidable acting career, Miller was a producer. Additionally, according to his career portfolio, he also owned a business called 4M, which specialized in constructing and managing bars in South Bay, California.

Billy Miller and a co-star in an episode of "General Hospital" in 2015 | Source: Getty Images

Miller’s co-stars, associates, and other performers in the business paid moving tributes to him after word of his passing spread.

Stephen Nichols, Nancy Lee Grahn, Eileen Davidson, and Jason Thompson were a few of the few of his soap opera co-stars to offer Miller their recollections and warm words about their time with him.

Billy Miller, Jason David, and Rebecca Herbst in an episode of "General Hospital" in 2015 | Source: Getty Images

“Suits” co-creator Aaron Korsh also dedicated a tribute to Miller. On Sunday, Korsh shared:

“Very sad news for the entire Suits family. I flew home once with Billy…A funny, smart, kind, gentle man.”

Billy Miller and Kelly Monaco in an episode of "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" in 2018 | Source: Getty Images

Hollywood actress Octavia Spencer posted a moving message on social media alongside the many other well-known people who paid their respects. As Spencer said:

“I am speechless…To his family, legions of fans, and our #TruthBeTold family, my deepest condolences. R.I.P. Billy. Your talent Will truly be missed.”

Fans of Miller are still in deep sorrow over the tragic passing of their beloved entertainment figure.

Miller is sadly missed, but his mother, sister, extended family, and friends carry on his legacy.