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 various 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 stunning son BJ — Billy Miller,” Patricia informed Soap Opera Digest in an announcement. “He fought an extended exhausting valiant battle with bipolar melancholy for years. He did all the things he might to manage the illness. He cherished his household, his mates and his followers however ultimately the illness received the struggle and he surrendered his life.”

Billy received a Daytime Emmy in 2014. (Image Excellent/Shutterstock)

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 Kids. He additionally notably performed Jason Morgan and Drew Cain on Normal 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 common 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 a fantastic many mates and colleagues who will miss his heat character, beneficiant spirit, and real kindness,” his staff stated in an announcement, which was obtained by HollywoodLife. 

Following Billy’s dying, a lot of his co-stars penned emotional tributes to the late star. Chrishell Stause, who had appeared on All My Kids with him, honored her late co-star on her Instagram Story. “Nonetheless processing this. Too many emotions, however you might be gone method too quickly and I’m so blissful I set to work with you all these years, but in addition 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 together 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). 

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