General Hospital star Billy Miller has passed away at the age of just 43, his representatives confirmed.
The soap opera actor, who won three Daytime Emmys during his career in acting, was best known for his appearances as Jason Morgan and Drew Cain on General Hospital and as Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless.
According to soap opera reporter Michael Fairman, Miller died at his Austin, Texas, home on Friday.
While the cause of death was not immediately revealed, the actor’s reps told TMZ that Miller was suffering from manic depression prior to his death.
He is survived by his sister Megan and mom Patricia.
Tributes to Miller have since his death began pouring in with fans left in shock over the sudden and devastating news.
“I am speechless. I’m laying here scrolling through IG and came across a post that we lost Billy Miller. To his family, legions of fans, and our #TruthBeTold family my deepest condolences,” Billy’s Truth Be Told co-star Octavia Spencer wrote in her Instagram post.
“I am so sad to learn of Billy Miller passing. I loved watching him on all my children young and the restless and general hospital. May he rest in peace,” another mourner added.
A third said: “I always thought he was one of the best in the soap opera world. Loved watching both of his characters on General Hospital and on The Young and the Restless as well.
Our thoughts remain with Billy’s loved ones during this challenging time.
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