(DailyDig.com) – Billy Miller, who starred on “General Hospital,” took his own life after a lengthy struggle with manic depression. He was just two days away from turning 44. On the right side of the descendant’s right hand, first responders discovered a handgun that could fire .410 shotgun rounds, as well as several suicide intention notes.
The actor was discovered in his bathtub in September 2023 with what seemed to be a gunshot injury to his head, according to Miller’s autopsy report. The autopsy results showed that cocaine, amphetamine, and diphenhydramine were among the substances in Miller’s system when he died, in addition to alcohol. The results showed that his BAC was 0.08.
Just days after he died, his mother, Patricia, said her son had “surrendered his life.” He bravely battled bipolar depression for a long time. She made the remark after he had done whatever he could to contain the illness.
She said that, unfortunately, the illness triumphed over his love for family, friends, and admirers. All of his loved ones were struggling mightily to cope with their loss; he was very special to them. She ended by expressing her gratitude for everyone’s kindness and encouragement, adding that she would not have anything further to say.
The character of Richie Novak, which Miller had on “All My Children” from 2007–2008, was Miller’s big break in the entertainment industry. He starred on “The Young and the Restless” from 2008 through 2014 after being cast as Billy Abbott. He won three Daytime Emmys for his work on the popular program.
Afterward, he portrayed Jason Morgan and Drew Cain on “General Hospital” from 2014 until 2019.
Miller had a five-episode appearance in the USA drama “Suits” after he left soaps. He appeared in “Ray Donovan” and “American Sniper,” receiving some nominations for an Oscar in 2015. His last acting role was in an episode of “NCIS” in 2022, after appearing in ten episodes of “Truth Be Told.”
Miller had no spouse and no children.
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