Rumors have been flying around the internet recently but now they have been confirmed: Billy Miller (Drew) is leaving GENERAL HOSPITAL. Although the actor is a private person and does not post on social media, his agent, Marnie Sparer, shared a brief video of some balloons and going-away presents along with a glimpse at a message that Miller wrote to his fans.
“Hello Friends,” he shared. “With a slight air of sadness, it is time to ponder what ‘Goodbye’ means. However, instead of dwelling on what is gone and sure to be missed, there is another way. Maybe our goodbye is really a remembrance of love felt, an appreciation for lives shared, and the lifelong reminisces that come from embraces given and received. Maybe our goodbye is an earnest hope for the brightest path forward for us all. Maybe our goodbye is honoring growth and lessons learned.
“Here, instead of sadness, I am filled with gratitude for all your support, encouragement, and every emotion shared,” Miller continued. “I cherish the journey we have taken together. Thank you for allowing me into your homes and lives. With every ounce of myself, I thank you for being you. I would be remiss in this crazy, unpredictable world we all love so much if I did not hold out the possibility that our goodbye is really until next time. All my love, Billy Miller.”
Miller first joined the cast of GH back in 2014 as a recast Jason Morgan, although the show later brought back Steve Burton in that role and revealed that Miller’s character was really his previously-unknown twin brother, Drew Cain. While a final airdate has not yet been announced, Miler has reportedly already taped his last scenes, so you can expect to see Drew exit Port Charles sometime in August.
Naturally, we will continue to follow Miller’s career to let you know where he appears next, so stay tuned. And for more GH casting news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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