In the wake of her son's sudden passing, Patricia Miller, mother of the late actor Billy Miller, has decided to speak out.
She aims to dispel the rumors surrounding the cause of his death.
In a statement to Soap Opera Digest, Patricia expressed her gratitude for the outpouring of love and condolences from fans and friends alike.
"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 Miller clarified that her son had been fighting a "long hard valiant battle with bipolar depression" for years.
Contrary to some reports, she emphasized that Billy Miller's struggle with bipolar depression was the cause of his death.
"He loved his family, his friends, and his fans but in the end, the disease won the fight and he surrendered his life. The other causes of death being told are not true. I wish they were but they just aren’t," she added.
His final days
Billy Miller, best known for his role in General Hospital, passed away on September 15 in Austin, Texas. He was 43 years old, just two days shy of his 44th birthday.
His manager also confirmed that the actor had been dealing with manic depression at the time of his death.