Billy Miller's cause of death revealed: General Hospital star's devastated mom ... trends now
The mother of late General Hospital star Billy Miller said that he died at the age of 43 via suicide.
Patricia Miller issued a statement to Soap Opera Digest Monday to clear up rumors circulating about her son's passing.
'He fought a long hard valiant battle with bipolar depression for years,' Patricia said of her late son. '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 added that 'the other causes of death being told are not true,' as his cause of death had been the subject of speculation on a number of fan blogs, adding, 'I wish they were but they just aren't.'
Gone too soon: The mother of late General Hospital star Billy Miller said that he died at the age of 43 via suicide; he is pictured in 2019 in LA
Patricia said she was grateful for the kind response she received from fans in the wake of her son's tragic passing.
'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.
Patricia continued: 'We all loved him so much and are desperately trying to deal with our loss. I will have nothing further to say.'
She wrapped up in saying, 'Thanks for the love and support.'
Reps for the actor previously claimed he was struggling with 'manic depression' at the time of his death as per TMZ.
The actor's death came just two days prior to this 44th birthday. Miller is survived by his mother, Patricia, and his sister, Megan.
DailyMail.com has reached out to representatives for Miller.
Struggle with depression: A cause of death has not yet been revealed, though reps for the actor claimed he was struggling with 'manic depression' at the time of his