Cody Longo, best known for his role as Nicholas Alamain in Days of Our Lives in 2011, has passed away at just 34 years old – he was set to turn 35 on March 4th. His representative, Alex Gittelson, confirmed his death in a statement over the weekend – citing accidental alcohol poisoning as the likely cause of death.
“Cody was a dear friend … before he was a client. My heart breaks for his amazing wife and kids. He had taken some time away from acting to pursue his music career and spend more time with his family in Nashville, but we had kept in touch regularly, and he was excited to get back into acting,” said Gittelson.
Gittelson praised Longo as a ‘loyal, loving and talented person’ who loved his wife, loved his kids, and loved his fans. He was set to star as Luke in an upcoming film called Killing Games alongside Chelan Simmons, Garrett Clayton, Tiffany Hines, Jordan Hayes, Hayley Hasselhoff, and Robert Vito.
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Cody Longo, who was sometimes credited as Cody Anthony, was as talented an actor as he was a singer. He was part of a band called Forever the Day between 2010 and 2012 – he was the band’s keyboardist. He eventually left the band and signed with Mirrorball Entertainment to pursue a solo career.
Over the next few years, he released several singles that made their way up the charts – including popular singles such as ‘Atmosphere’ (his debut), ‘Falling Into You,’ and ‘She Said.’ At that time, he had already built a successful acting career, appearing in a number of popular television shows and films.
In October 2015, Cody married the love of his life – Stephanie Clark. Over the past seven years, the couple welcomed three children into this world, including a 7-year-old daughter named Lyla, a 5-year-old son named Elijah, and a 19-month-old son named Noah. They shared photos of their children regularly.
“Cody was our whole world. The kids and I are shattered and beyond devastated. He was the best dad and the best father. We will always and forever miss you and love you,” said Clark in a statement following the news of his passing. His legacy will continue to live on through Stephanie, Lyla, Elijah, and Noah.
A Look Back at Cody Longo and His Legacy
Cody Longo was just 34 years old when he passed, but he had already achieved so much in his life and career – some of those achievements discussed above. He made his film debut in 2006 as Eddie (a dancer) in Hip Hop Kidz: It’s a Beautiful Thing and later appeared as Dave in Ball Don’t Lie in 2008.
2009 was a big year for the actor, appearing in Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, Fame, Medium, Make It Or Break It, and Three Rivers. The following year, he replaced Joe Jonas on Brothers & Sisters and also had roles in High School and Piranha 3D. He made several other appearances on TV and film since then.
Perhaps his biggest accomplishment as an actor was earning the lead role as Eddie Duran in Hollywood Heights – appearing in 78 episodes throughout 2012. His last TV appearances were in Nashville, The Catch, and Secrets and Lies, while his final film appearances were Death House and Rich Boy, Rich Girl.
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Unfortunately, the 34-year-old struggled with alcoholism throughout the final few years of his life – ultimately leading to his death on February 8, 2023. He was also arrested and charged with domestic assault after being accused of sexually assaulting a minor. He will forever be missed by family and friends.
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