Billy Miller, who starred in The Young and the Restless, Suits and General Hospital died on Friday in Austin, Texas.
The Daytime Emmy-winning actor was 43 at the time of his passing, which was confirmed by his manager in a statement.
The statement, released to Variety on Sunday on what would have been Miller’s 44th birthday, revealed the TV star struggled with mental health issues.
“The actor was struggling with manic depression when he died,” the statement read.
Miller’s mother Patricia spoke out on her son’s death in a message shared via the star’s manager on X (formerly known as Twitter).
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She began by thanking fans and friends for the “overwhelming amount of love, prayers [and] condolences sent to me and my family” following her son’s passing.
She added: “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.
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“The other causes of death being told are not true. I wish they were but they just aren’t.”
Patricia concluded: “We all loved him so much and are desperately trying to deal with our loss.
Devastated friends and fans of the actor also took to the social media platform to express their heartbreak and pay their respect.
Suits actor Gabriel Macht, who played Miller’s fictional older brother in the series, wrote: “Rip my TV bro… I am touched by ur thoughtfulness, ur authentic honest approach to ur art.” (sic)
Co-creator of the legal drama series Aaron Kosh said it had been “very sad news for the entire Suits family.”
Selling Sunset star Chrishell Strause penned: “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.”
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