Billy Miller, an award-winning actor who was best known for his work on the U.S. television soap opera "The Young and the Restless," died on Sept. 15, according to his manager. He was 43.
No other details about the actor's death were provided.
The soap star portrayed Billy Abbott for hundreds of episodes on the long-running television series "The Young and the Restless," winning three Daytime Emmy Awards—two for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series in 2010 and 2013 and one for outstanding lead actor in a drama series in 2014. He appeared on the show from 2008 to 2014.
Mr. Miller was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Sept. 17, 1979, and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, where he received a communications degree at the University of Texas in Austin.
After his graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he worked in the mailroom at Industry Entertainment before signing a contract with the Wilhelmina modeling agency.
In 2006, Mr. Miller got his first role in an episode of the American police procedural television series "CSI: NY." A year later, he portrayed Richi Novak on "All My Children" from 2007 to 2008 before joining the cast of "The Young and the Restless" in 2008.
In 2014, Mr. Miller parted ways with "The Young and the Restless" and joined another popular soap opera, "General Hospital," where he played Andrew "Drew" Cain and Jason Morgan. In 2018, he earned a nomination for outstanding lead actor for his portrayal of Jason Morgan.
Tributes Pour InAn account of "The Young and the Restless" on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, mourned Mr. Miller's passing on Sept. 17, saying the actor was "a talented man with a heart of gold" who will be sorely missed.
Jason Thompson, who appeared alongside Mr. Miller in "General Hospital" and later took over his former role of Billy Abbott in "The Young and the Restless," said he was "saddened" about the death.
Frank Valentini, executive producer for ABC's soap opera "General Hospital," also paid tribute in the wake of Mr. Miller's death, offering condolences on behalf of the "entire General Hospital family."