Billy Miller’s family is speaking out after the soap opera actor’s untimely death.
In a statement issued to Soap Opera Digest, Billy’s mom Patricia Miller expressed her gratitude for the support she’s received since her son’s death and shared that Billy “surrendered his life” after “a long hard valiant battle with bipolar depression.”
“I want to personally thank the many fans & personal friends for the overwhelming amount of love, prayers & condolences sent to me and my family on the devastating death of my beautiful son BJ — Billy Miller,” she 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 and he surrendered his life,” she continued. “The other causes of death being told are not true. I wish they were but they just aren’t.”
“We all loved him so much and are desperately trying to deal with our loss,” Patricia concluded. “I will have nothing further to say. Thanks for the love and support.”