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"The Shocking Cause of Death for 'The Young and the Restless' Star Billy Miller Unveiled"

The Daytime Emmy-winning actor died at 43 just two days before his birthday.
Billy Miller‘s death has been ruled a suicide by gunshot wound, according to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s report obtained by ET on December 5. The soap opera star was reportedly found dead in his bathtub with a gunshot wound to his head.
Billy left behind “multiple letters” that confirmed he meant to kill himself, ET reported. A toxicology report revealed that Billy had alcohol, traces of cocaine, diphenhydramine, marijuana and amphetamines in his system at the time of his death.
Before the cause of death report came out, Billy’s mother, Patricia Miller, revealed her son died after he “surrendered his life” following a “battle with bipolar depression.”
Billy passed away at 43 on Sept. 15. His death came just two days before his 44th birthday on Sep. 17.
“I want to personally thank the many fans and personal friends for the overwhelming amount of love, prayers and condolences sent to me and my family on the devastating death of my beautiful son BJ — Billy Miller,”
Patricia told Soap Opera Digest in a statement. “He fought a long hard valiant battle with bipolar depression for years. 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.”
Billy’s passing was revealed on what would’ve been his 44th birthday on Sep. 17. While the cause of death was not announced at the time...
...a statement from his team did reveal that the Emmy winner had been “suffering from manic depression” at the time of his death.
Following Billy’s death, a number of his co-stars penned emotional tributes to the late star. Chrishell Stause, who had appeared on All My Children with him, honored her late co-star on her Instagram Story.
“Still processing this. Too many feelings, but you are gone way too soon and I’m so happy I got to work with you all those years, but also call you a friend. I hope you are at peace now,” she wrote.