Official Verdict on Actor Billy Miller’s Death Ruled a Suicide

( – According to a recently released Travis County Medical Examiner’s report, beloved daytime television veteran Billy Miller, who graced 592 episodes of “General Hospital” playing the parts of Drew Cain, Jason Morgan, and Jake Doe, ended his own life with a gunshot to his head while intoxicated on a mixture of alcohol, illicit drugs, and medications on September 16, 2023, according to an exclusive report.

Radar Online obtained the autopsy report classifying the actor’s death as a suicide. Paramedics found Miller in a bathtub in his Austin, Texas, home with a .410 shotshell revolver in his right hand and a visible gunshot wound to his head. They pronounced him dead at the scene. Miller left multiple letters indicating his intent to commit suicide and instructions to others, according to first responder reports.

According to postmortem toxicology analysis, Miller died with a blood alcohol content of 0.08%. The analysis also found the presence of diphenhydramine, amphetamines, and cocaine and its metabolites in his system.

Two days after his death, his mother, Patricia Miller, thanked friends, coworkers, and fans for reaching out with condolences to the family, memories, and tributes to her son. She told media outlets that her son had fought a lifelong battle with bipolar depression, doing everything he could to control the condition. She lamented, “[B]ut in the end, the disease won the fight, and he surrendered his life.” After repeating her thanks for the love and support her family felt, she finished her statement, telling reporters she would have “nothing further to say.”

Miller died just two days short of his 44th birthday. The talented young actor got his break playing Richie Novak for 124 “All My Children” episodes in 2007. In addition to “General Hospital” and All My Children,” he acted in 719 episodes of “The Young and the Restless” as Billy Abbott, 10 episodes of “Truth Be Told” as Alex Dunn, and five episodes of “Suits” as Marcus. Additionally, he had appearances in TV shows and movies as diverse as “NCIS,” “The Rookie,” “Ray Donovan,” “American Sniper,” “Urban Cowboy,” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” among others.

If you or someone you care about is struggling with thoughts of self-harm, free, confidential help is available 24/7 by calling or texting the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or chatting at

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