UPDATE: 6/19/23, 7:13 PM ET
Longo’s cause of death was revealed by the Austin Medical Examiner on Monday, June 19, as “chronic ethanol abuse,” according to documents obtained by TMZ. The report also noted that the manner of death was natural and the body was already decomposing by the time it was found dead at the scene.
A shocking loss. days of our lives alum Cody Longo has died aged 34, We Weekly can confirm.
The soap opera star’s body was found on Wednesday, February 8, in bed at a residence in Austin, Texas, according to TMZ. The publication was the first to report news of Longo’s death.
“He was an amazing father and the best husband. Our whole world is broken,” said the Nashville actor’s wife, Stephanie Nicole Clarksaid TMZ in a Statement of Friday, February 10.
By TMZClark, 31, was working at her local dance studio on Wednesday and grew worried after being unable to reach her husband, who had a history of drug addiction. The police, responding to Clark’s call, reportedly found Longo’s inert body in bed.
Following the announcement of his death, the actor’s manager, Alex Gittelsontook to social media to mourn the loss of his longtime friend.
“Devastated beyond words by the tragic loss of my friend and client, Cody Longo. My heart breaks for his beautiful family. We will miss you my brother” he tweeted Friday.
THE hollywood heights alum appeared to struggle with alcohol abuse for years before his passing. In 2013, the Colorado native was charged with a DUI in Los Angeles, by AND! News. To avoid a prison sentence, Longo was sentenced to alcohol education classes and sentenced to three years.‘ summary probation, the outlet claimed.
“It was an unfortunate misunderstanding,” said de Longo’s publicist E ! in a statement at the time. “Cody takes this very seriously as he is focused on music and acting. He has a great team that he was with all night, and we are taking the next steps legally to clear that up.
Longo, for his part, took to social media to connect with his fans following the incident. “It’s alright. I love you. Don’t worry the stories are always exaggerated,” he tweeted at the time.
In November 2020, the Nickelodeon star was arrested in Tennessee for domestic assault after allegedly having a fight with Clark, according to local newspaper Clarksville Now. Longo, who was released on $2,500 bond, denied the allegations.
The actor got his big break in 2011 as Nicholas Alamain on days of our lives before playing in Bring it on: fight till the end in 2016. He also appeared in episodes of Nashville and hollywood heightswhere he played Eddie Duran in 2012.
Longo is survived by his wife and three children: a 7-year-old daughter and two sons aged 5 and 12 months respectively.