Chrishell Stause Mourns the Loss of ‘All My Children’ Co-Star Billy Miller: “Still Processing This”

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of beloved actor Billy Miller, best known for his role as Billy Abbott on “The Young and the Restless.” Miller’s manager confirmed the news, revealing that he passed away at the age of 43. While the cause of death remains unknown, it was disclosed that he had been struggling with manic depression. Today, we remember an incredibly talented actor whose contributions to the soap opera world will never be forgotten.

Miller’s career in soap operas began with his role on “All My Children” in 2007 before he joined the cast of “The Young and the Restless.” He captivated audiences in the role of the reckless playboy Billy Abbott and was honored with three Daytime Emmys for his outstanding performance. Miller appeared in a total of 719 episodes of the CBS soap opera before his departure in 2014. He then went on to join “General Hospital” as Jason Morgan/Drew Cain, receiving yet another Daytime Emmy nomination in 2018. With 592 episodes under his belt, Miller left a lasting impact on the ABC series.

In addition to his soap opera work, Miller also made appearances in other notable projects such as the Oscar-nominated movie “American Sniper.” He had recurring roles in popular shows like “Suits,” “Ray Donovan,” and “Truth Be Told.” Miller’s final on-screen role was a guest spot on “NCIS” in 2022.

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, Miller pursued his acting career after graduating from the University of Texas, Austin. He began by booking commercials before his breakthrough role on “All My Children.”

Miller is survived by his mother, Patricia, sister Megan, brother-in-law Ronnie, nephew Grayson, and niece Charley. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and colleagues, who remember him for his warm personality, generous spirit, and genuine kindness.

In the wake of Miller’s untimely passing, his former co-stars from the world of soap operas paid tribute to him. Chrishell Stause, known for her role as Amanda Dillon on “All My Children,” took to Instagram to express her grief. Stause shared a photo of her and Miller together, accompanied by a heartfelt caption. She described her mixed emotions and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to work with him and call him a friend. Stause ended her tribute by wishing Miller peace.

Eileen Davidson, a former castmate of Miller’s on “The Young and the Restless” and a former star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” shared a photo of her and Miller with their respective Emmys. Davidson expressed her deep sadness and wrote about how Miller’s charm and warmth left lasting impressions on those fortunate enough to know him.

Michael Muhney, another fellow actor who worked with Miller on both “The Young and the Restless” and “Truth Be Told,” paid tribute to him on social media. Muhney remembered Miller as someone who lit up every room with his smile and radiated kindness and care.

Jason Thompson, who starred alongside Miller on “General Hospital” and later took over the role of Billy Abbott on “The Young and the Restless,” also mourned the loss. Thompson described Miller as funny, talented, and filled with a great laugh. He sent his thoughts and love to Miller’s family and friends during this difficult time.

The passing of Billy Miller is a tremendous loss to the world of soap operas and to his countless fans. His incredible talent and impact on the industry will never be forgotten.


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