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‘Y&R’ Halts Production After Billy Miller Death, Tributes Continue



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Young and the Restless halted production after the death of Billy Miller. He was a beloved fan favorite and everyone loved him. Losing him the way everyone did has been hard for many to grasp. Why and how long did the soap halt production? Plus, tributes continue to pour out as everyone mourns this tremendous loss. Keep reading to find out more.

Young and the Restless halts production after Billy Miller passing

It was hard enough for colleagues and fans to grasp that Billy Miller had passed away at such a young age. It was even harder to learn from his mother that he surrendered his own life after losing a hard-fought battle with bipolar depression. He took his own life just days before his 44th birthday.

After the news, Young and the Restless halted production of the show. Billy had played Billy Abbott on the soap for years. Monsters and Critics shared the news and noted that the producers opted to halt production in order for everyone to come together as a huge cast to honor Billy. The cast gathered to share memories, laugh and cry over the loss of their friend and former colleague.

Many including Elizabeth Hendrickson thanked the show and CBS for allowing them time to come together and grieve. She had shared an Instagram Story with a photo of the memorial and said, “Thank you @youngandrestles @cbs for making space for us all to grieve tougher this morning. It was really helpful to be with friends who knew Billy closely. I think we all needed that.”

After celebrating the beloved actor’s life for a short time on set, production resumed but sharing memories and tributes continue.

Tributes continue for life gone too soon

Elizabeth Hendrickson who plays Chloe on The Young and the Restless was one of many to share heartfelt posts about Billy’s passing. She shared multiple photos and said, “Today I should have been sending you a Happy Birthday text BJ. Truth be told i hated calling you BJ but that’s what your closest friends /family called you. I eventually caved.”

Her tribute continued and as she went on she addressed how he passed noting that she should have been a better friend. Elizabeth said, “I’m sad and yes, mad at myself that I wasn’t being a better friend, checking in more often because I was thinking of you recently. I was. I hope you know that we are all here now texting each other, sending pictures and sharing memories of how f*cking AWESOME you were. This hole in my heart will never be filled. Goodnight, sweet Billy.”

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Elizabeth Hendrickson-Billy Miller-Young and Restless-Instagram

Other stars continue to share tributes as well including colleagues from General Hospital. Maurice Benard shared his feelings about Billy as well. Maurice continues to be a huge advocate for mental health awareness.

Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) also shared a tribute to Billy Miller. Others can also be seen below.

If you know someone who is suffering from a mental illness reach out to them. Rest in Peace Billy Miller.

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