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Actor Billy Miller Remembered By Daytime Drama Colleagues For His Talent, Warmth

Soap star Billy Miller was remembered today by his daytime drama colleagues for his talent, great humor, and his warm and charming personality.

Miller died Friday at age 43 in Austin, Texas, with word just reaching the public today. He was a three-time Daytime Emmys winner, and appeared on The Young and the Restless and General Hospital, among many other shows.

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Some of the reactions from social media:

Y&R‘s Eric Braeden wrote: “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!”

Y&R’s Melissa Claire Egan wrote, “My beautiful friend. I love you. I’m so sad. And I’m so sorry.”

General Hospital costar Nancy Lee Grahn, posted her condolences. “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

Eileen Davidson of Y&R remembered Miller’s humor. “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. I’m gonna miss that mischievous smile. Love you Billy.”

Jason Thompson, who took over the role of Billy Abbott three years after Miller’s exit: “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.”

The Bold and the Beautiful head writer Bradley Bell released a statement. “Billy Miller was a great man and a gifted actor. Billy left an indelible mark on The Young and the Restless with his brilliant portrayal of Billy Abbott. He will be sorely missed.”

Stephen Nichols starred opposite Miller on The Young and the Restless recalled Miller’s warmth. “Oh, Billy Miller. I so enjoyed his fun-loving spirit and immense talent. We had some good times. This is a great loss. Rest peacefully. Love to his family and all who loved him.”

General Hospital costar Kathleen Gati said, “I am beyond sad to hear this tragic news.#BillyMiller was always so kind, professional and a wonderfully talented colleague @GeneralHospital Deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans.”

Actor Michael Muhney of Y&R saluted his fellow statesman. “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.”

GHer Kin Shriner said he was “very sad to hear about Billy Miller. I so enjoyed his time on General Hospital. He was a really good guy and funny and kind to all !RIP Billy.”

Jon Lindstorm of GH said Miller “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.”

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