Soap star Billy Miller, known for his roles on “The Young and the Restless” and “General Hospital,” passed away at the age of 43 in Austin, Texas. His colleagues from the daytime drama industry paid tribute to him, remembering his talent, humor, and warm personality.
Nancy Lee Grahn, Miller’s co-star on “General Hospital,” expressed her condolences on social media, stating, “So very sorry to hear this very sad and unexpected news. I would like very much for my beloved General Hospital to have no more of it. #RIPBillyMiller.” Eileen Davidson from “The Young and the Restless” fondly remembered Miller’s humor, saying, “I’m so sad to hear of Billy Miller’s passing. His infectious charm and warmth left lasting impressions on all of us who were lucky enough to have him in our lives. I’m gonna miss that mischievous smile. Love you Billy.”
Jason Thompson, who took over Miller’s role on “The Young and the Restless” three years after his departure, expressed his sorrow, “I’m so sorry and saddened to hear about my friend, Billy Miller. Heartbreaking. He was funny, had a great laugh, and was very talented. Light and love to his family and friends.” Bradley Bell, head writer of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” released a statement, recognizing Miller’s contribution to “The Young and the Restless” as Billy Abbott, “Billy Miller was a great man and a gifted actor. Billy left an indelible mark on The Young and the Restless with his brilliant portrayal of Billy Abbott. He will be sorely missed.”
Stephen Nichols, Miller’s co-star on “The Young and the Restless,” remembered his warmth, saying, “Oh, Billy Miller. I so enjoyed his fun-loving spirit and immense talent. We had some good times. This is a great loss. Rest peacefully. Love to his family and all who loved him.” Kathleen Gati, another “General Hospital” co-star, expressed her sadness, “I am beyond sad to hear this tragic news. #BillyMiller was always so kind, professional, and a wonderfully talented colleague @GeneralHospital. Deepest condolences to his family, friends, and fans.”
Even fellow actors who didn’t know Miller personally paid tribute to his talent. Bryan James, an actor on Twitter, wrote, “I always wanted to work with Billy Miller. I never met him but I respected his work as an artist. Tremendously talented.” Miller’s impact on the industry is evident through the outpouring of love and respect from his colleagues.
Billy Miller’s passing is a great loss to the daytime drama community. His talent, warmth, and humor will be remembered by all who had the privilege of working with him. He leaves behind a legacy of unforgettable performances and a lasting impression on those who knew him. Rest in peace, Billy Miller.