The daytime community took to social media to remember the late Billy Miller (ex-Billy, Y&R et al), who died on September 15 at the age of 43.
Bradford Anderson (Spinelli, GH): A kind, generous soul. Damn..
Lamon Archey (ex-Eli, DAYS; ex-Mason, Y&R): Solid dude. Sending condolences to his family, friends and everyone who was a fan of his. Sad to hear the news. RIP Billy
Nicolas Bechtel (ex-Spencer, GH): your humor was incomparable and your talent was undeniable RIP
Eric Braeden (Victor, Y&R): We lost BILLY MILLER! It saddens me deeply! He was a very gifted actor! Amelia(Victoria) and I took him to dinner one evening while he was in tough negotiations, and I remember telling him to reconsider, because rarely is an actor given a part that describes him almost perfectly, and to not make the mistake I had seen some actors make over my 60 years in the business, that they are indispensable! Once an actor thinks that or is told that by some sycophants, they step onto a slippery road…usually to oblivion! “BILLY BOY” was not only a damn good actor but a nice man! May he rest in peace and meet up with KRISTOFF in the BEYOND, ‘the undiscovered country from whose bourn no Traveller returns “ and tell each other jokes! They were both loved by their colleagues!
Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee, ALL MY CHILDREN et al): He was so kind. Generous to a fault. This is a tough one. RIP Billy.
Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B; ex-Dillon, GH): This is not fair. We deserved so much more of him. Rest in peace, Billy. You’re immortal now.
Matt Cohen (ex-Griffin, GH): F*ck you, cruel world. RIP BILLY
Doug Davidson (ex-Paul, Y&R): I was saddened when I heard the news. He really portrayed the character of Billy Abbott perfectly. He was funny and charismatic. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. So sorry for you loss.
Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R): 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. Im gonna miss that mischievous smile. Love you Billy.
Risa Dorken (Amy, GH): Heartbroken about #BillyMiller. My heart goes out to him, and everyone who loves him- he is loved by so many. Warm, kind, incredibly talented.. a big hug to the daytime family. Rest in peace & happy heavenly birthday Billy.
Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R): From the moment you stepped onstage for your screen test, I said, “this guy is so charming.” You were so good. We were all always just trying to keep up with you, your talent and your greatness. Always the most generous, with the best laugh and best smile. Huge heart. Kind to all. There were so many moments. My beautiful friend. There are no words. I love you. I’m so sad. And I’m so sorry.
Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, B&B/Y&R): cBilly Miller you lit up every room you walked into with your light &your charm &gave the best hugs ever! I’ll always remember the laughs & the great times we had together! Hope you’ve found peace my dear friend! I’ll love you forever!! #BillyMiller #youngandrestless #cbsdaytime
Kathleen Gati (Obrecht, GH): #BillyMiller was always kind, gracious, professional, courteous, friendly, generous. Adored by his fans and colleagues. As I recall, he installed and paid for a fully equipped gym in a space at the studio so everyone could use it. I can’t say enough nice things about him.
Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall, AMC): Rest in Peace Billy. It was an honor to work with you but more of an honor to know you.
Yani Gellman (ex-Rafe, Y&R): So sad to hear of Billy’s passing. I learnt so much from working with him. Love to the entire Y & R family. You will be missed Billy xo
Daniel Goddard (ex-Cane, Y&R): The world is going to be just that little bit more dull without you in it… you had that “it” factor that lit up every room you were in. Rest In Peace Mate
Ricky Paull Goldin (ex-Jake, AMC et al): I have been taking a break from social media but hearing about Billy Miller leaving the planet stopped me in my tracks. We worked together on All My children. We had an amazing cast and he was truly one of my favorite people to work with & to be around. Billy- I know you felt everything very deeply. I hope you are free now and can rest. I will keep your grin and all the laughing we did together in my heart when I think about you. Until we meet again…
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH): 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
Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe, Y&R):Today I should have been sending you a Happy Birthday text BJ. Truth be told i hated calling you BJ but that’s what your closest friends /family called you. I eventually caved. The last couple years we kept in touch through birthdays and monumental moments or when we wanted to vent about “ work”. You gave me a lot of advise. When i understood it 🤣 always mumbling your words. We always joked about that. We didn’t text or talk often. But I’m glad the last couple times we did, we had a great banter like we used to. I knew that we always held a special place in each others hearts, no matter what. You were such an amazing friend to your inner circle. They were your family. You would do ANYTHING for them. That’s who really were. As loyal as they came. I’m sad and yes, mad at myself that I wasn’t being a better friend, checking in more often because I was thinking of you recently. I was. I hope you know that we are all here now texting each other, sending pictures and sharing memories of how fucking AWESOME you were. This hole in my heart will never be filled. Goodnight, sweet Billy.
Finola Hughes (Anna, GH): Billy…. far too soon…🕊️ 💔 peace be with you
Sean Kanan (Deacon, B&B): Shocked and saddened to hear that Billy Miller is no longer with us. He was a terrific actor and always kind when we would see each other. I pray that his family and friends find comfort and peace during this unimaginably difficult time. #BillyMiller #YR
Wally Kurth (Justin, DAYS; Ned, GH): This is just devastating.. for all of us. He was a major talent and will be sorely missed. 🙏❤️
Jon Lindstorm (Kevin, GH): #BillyMiller was gifted, smart, funny, and impressed me as a great friend to those close to him. He didn’t blink when I asked him to put on this shirt to help raise up the women in our industry. His heart was in the right place & I always laughed around him. #FlightOfAngels #RIP
Beth Maitland (Traci, Y&R): Soar with the angels, my darling Billy. 💔
Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin, GH): My heart goes out to Billy’s friends and family. Sweet, talented man gone too soon. #ripbillymiller
Chris McKenna (ex-Mark, Y&R et al): I’m so sad to hear of Billy Miller’s passing. All my love to his family
Stephen Nichols (Steve, DAYS; ex-Tucker, Y&R): This young man brought so much to our daytime community. We and the audience marveled at his heart and his talent. Your bright smile has faded much too soon. I hope you rest now, buddy. Love and condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
Coby Ryan McLaughlin (ex-Shiloh, GH): “Man… this sucks. Billy and I played on GH together for nearly a year. He was intense, focused, cool and kind. He knew the hamster wheel that I was about to start spinning on all too well, and always made himself available to help the new guy….. Rest easy, man…
Michael Muhney (ex-Adam, Y&R): Billy, My fellow Texas brother. You lit up every room with your smile. Your quiet intensity onscreen was second only to your gentle kindness and genuine care in private. We recently shared work on an Apple series, and your encouragements during and after that process, and your kindness over the years are now but a few of the things I’ll hold on to as warm memories of you. What a big heart you had. You were bigger and braver and bolder than this life. You were legend. There is no landing to this final cliffhanger, the wings you’ve spent your lifetime earning have carried you up to that wonderful place in the sky. Happy Birthday Billy Miller.
Greg Rikaart (Leo, DAYS; Kevin, Y&R): Generous, passionate, fun, soulful and brilliant Billy. Can you just imagine the reunion between him and Jeanne? I can. Rest well, dear Billy. ❤️
Emme Rylan (ex-Lulu; GH; ex-Abby, Y&R): Rest in peace my friend. What a tremendous loss for this world. Heartbroken.
Kin Shriner (Scott, GH): Very sad to hear about Billy Miller I so enjoyed his time on @GeneralHospital He was a really good guy and funny and kind to all !RIP Billy
Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt, GH): So sad to hear the news… #GH has lost a lot of wonderful people this year. Rest in peace.
Jason Thompson (Billy, Y&R): I’m so sorry and saddened to hear about my friend, Billy Miller. Heartbreaking. He was funny, had a great laugh and very talented. Light and love to his family and friends.
GH Executive Producer Frank Valentini: I am devastated to hear news of the incredibly talented Billy Miller’s passing. On behalf of the entire @GeneralHospital family, our hearts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.
Jess Walton (Jill, Y&R): RIP to my precious Billy Miller. You were and ARE much loved by all of us who knew you.
TK Weaver (ex-Danny, GH): Devastated. Hard to find words. You always gave me such good advice. You were always there for me. You were an amazing person. #BillyMiller I’ll never forget you. Please join me in praying for his family and loved ones.
Hudson West (Danny, GH): Rest in peace, Billy Miller 💔You were the best TV Dad I could ever ask for, and we had so many great memories over the years we shared at General Hospital. I am so heartbroken hearing about this. You taught me so much and I will never forget you. 🙏🏼💞
Laura Wright (Carly, GH): Way too soon Shocking 💔 sending love and light to Billy’s family and friends 🙏
Y&R: The daytime community mourns the loss of Billy Miller who graced Y&R with his talent for many years as Billy Abbott. Our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones.