Cody Longo, Days Of Our Lives Role Player, Dead At 34: He ‘Was Our Whole Earth’

Cody Longo, best known for his roles onDays of Our Lives too Hollywood Heights, has died. He was 34.

In a argument to PEOPLE, Longo’sec married woman Stephanie paidtribute to the late thespian following his expiry.

“Cody was our whole earth. The kids in addition to I are shattered too beyond devastated,” she shared of the span’sec 3 immature children. “He was the best dad in addition to best father. We volition ever and forever miss yous in addition to love you.”

Longo’s director Alex Gittelson besides remembered his “dearest friend for over a decade.”

“My middle breaks for his beautiful family unit,” he saidof Longo. “He had taken approximately time away from acting to pursue music as well as pass more time with his family unit inward Nashville, but nosotros had kept in touch regularly together with he was excited to get dorsum into acting this twelvemonth.”

Gittelson added: “Cody was such a loyal, loving in addition to talented somebody in addition to he will be greatly missed.”

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A family fellow member told TMZ that Longo’sec torso was plant by regime inward bed at a residence in Austin, Texas, later Stephanie was unable to achieve him.

The Austin Police Department did non straightaway render PEOPLE’s asking for comment.

Longo played Nicholas Alamain — the son of Carly Manning (Crystal Chappell) — on Days of Our Lives for eight episodes inwards 2011. He also appeared on Hollywood Heights, Make It or Break It too Nashville.

In add-on to acting, Longo released singles “She Said” and “Electric.”

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In Jan 2021, Longo pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assail charge inwards Colorado relating to a 2019 incident with a nine-yr-old girl,according to Clarksville Now.

The thespian was arrested inwards Jan 2020 in addition to charged with a course iv felony, sexual practice assail on a kid, according to courtroom records obtained past the outlet. (The felony charges were dropped next theplea.)

He was besides arrested inwards Nov 2020 on a domestic set on charge later on his wife told law he shoved her inwards the confront amongst his forearm, according to a law written report obtained past the outlet.

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At time of Longo’sec November arrest, his lawyer Iris Eytan released a statement regarding the sex assault on achild charge, sharing inward role, “Overwhelming evidence unequivocally disproves as well as refutes the allegations inward the affidavit. Other than the evidence of innocence revealed in the actual, non summarized, interviews inward the affidavit, additional evidence completely exonerates him,” per Clarksville Now.

Eytan added: “This evidence includes opinions by a rattling experienced too licensed polygrapher, too a psychologist. These experts determined that Cody Longo was truthfulwhen he denied the claims in the affidavit, in addition to that he is not a run a risk to minors, too the accusations are unfounded.”

In a statement to PEOPLE this calendar week, Eytan said, “Cody should be remembered every bit a kind, gentle and talented soul. He had a complicated human relationship amongst his biological begetter which led to the simulated accusations which ensued.”

“Both cases were dismissed, and that is lone proof that the accusations were without anymerit,” she continued. “He leaves behind a loving wife and 3 doting children. I was fortunate to know him for the short fourth dimension he was on this planet.”

Longo is survived past his married woman and iii children. A GoFundMe page has been ready to help them cover his funeral costs.