As previously reported, fan favorite and three-time Daytime Emmy-winner Billy Miller, best known for his roles as Billy Abbott on Young and the Restless, Drew Cain on General Hospital, and Richie Novak on All My Children, passed away recently. Now, the actor’s mother, Patricia Miller, has released a statement through her late son’s manager, Marnie Sparer, that shares his cause of death.
Patricia Miller: Remembering Billy Miller
“I would like to share the following thoughts,” Patricia began her statement. “I want to thank the many fans and personal friends for the overwhelming amount of love, prayers & condolences sent to me and my family on the devastating death of my beautiful son BJ — Bill Miller.
“He fought a long, hard, valiant battle with bipolar depression for years,” Patricia continued. “He did everything he could to control the disease. He loved his family, his friends, and his fans, but in the end, the disease won the fight, and he surrendered his life.
“The other causes of death being told are not true,” Patricia adds. “I wish they were true, but they just aren’t.
“We all loved him so much and are trying desperately to deal with our loss. I will have nothing further to say. Thanks for the love and support. Patricia Miller.”
It’s unfathomable to think how much bravery it has taken Patricia to share such personal news, and we share our deepest condolences to her, his loved ones and friends, the daytime community, and fans.