Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Soap Star Billy Miller’s Tragic End Caused By Bipolar Disorder: “He did everything he could to control the disease”

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“General Hospital” and “Young and the Restless” star Billy Miller really suffered in the end. His mother said in a statement that the 43 year old three time Emmy winner didn’t die of anything but bipolar depression.

Patricia Miller said:

“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 he surrendered his life. The other causes of death being told are not true. I wish they were but they just aren’t.”

So we can eliminate PSP, a neurological condition that was announced early without confirmation, and stroke. Bipolar depression can be devastating and must be addressed by doctors. Even so, nothing is guaranteed. “General Hospital” star Maurice Benard talks about his condition all the time, and recently cited on his YouTube show that he was very ill during the pandemic, swinging from highs to lows.

Miller was very talented and will be very missed. Ironically, the Daytime Emmy Awards have not aired because of the strikes. Maybe when they finally are broadcast, the Academy can do a tribute to him.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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