The soap world has lost a veteran star.
His manager confirmed the news to multiple outlets Sept. 17 saying that the Emmy-winning actor passed away in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 15, two days before his birthday. Details about his death were not available. Miller's manager said he was struggling with manic depression when he died.
The soap star was born William John Miller II in Tulsa, Okla., and grew up in Texas. After appearing in several TV commercials, he made his official onscreen acting debut in 2006, playing a small role on CSI: NY. The following year, he began his soap career, playing Richie Novak on All My Children until 2008, after which he began his run on The Young and the Restless, becoming the fourth actor to portray Billy Abbott, the son of John and Jill Abbott. Miller won three Daytime Emmys for his role.
Following his departure from the series in 2014, Miller began starring on General Hospital, playing Jason Morgan. When Steve Burton returned to the show to reprise that role, a part he had played in past years, Miller's character was changed to that of the character's twin brother Drew Cain. Miller left General Hospital in 2019.
In addition to his work on CSI: NY and soap operas, the actor also had roles on Suits, Ray Donovan, Justified and most recently in 2022, NCIS.
Miller is survived by his mother Patricia, sister Megan, brother-in-law Ronnie, nephew Grayson and niece Charley, Variety reported.
Following news of his death, a tribute to Miller was posted on the official Young & the Restless' X page (formerly Twitter), which read, "The daytime community mourns the loss of Billy Miller who graced Y&R with his talent for many years as Billy Abbott. Our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones."