Actor Billy Miller, winner of several Emmy awards for his participation in 'The Young and the Restless', died last Friday, just two days before his 44th birthday, his representative confirmed Sunday to Variety in a statement.

"The actor was struggling with manic depression when he died," says the letter sent to the aforementioned media, which details that the actor died in Austin (Texas).

According to Variety, the actor suffered during his childhood from a rare disease that affected the cartilage of his ankles.

Miller became popular with his participation in the soap opera 'All My Children'. He then took on the role of Billy Abbot in 'The Young and the Restless', a performance that earned him three Emmy Awards. Later, he was part of the cast of 'General Hospital' and participated in 'Suits'.

Some of his colleagues wanted to say goodbye on their social networks. Like executive Nathan Varni, who highlighted the "work and care he put into his performances... A real talent who made a big impact."

Suits producer Aaron Korsh also mourned the loss of Billy Miller, "a funny, intelligent, kind and gentle man."

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