Cody Longo, a young actor who made his mark in both film and television, including a role on “Days of Our Lives” has died … TMZ has learned.
A family member tells TMZ Cody’s body was found Wednesday in bed at a residence in Austin, Texas. We’re told Longo’s wife, Stephanie, was at work at a local dance studio and got an uneasy feeling when she couldn’t reach him … so she asked police to go and check on him.
Cops responded to the home, and when Longo didn’t answer, they kicked the door down … finding him dead in bed.
The family member tells us Cody struggled with alcohol abuse for years — and went to rehab over the summer. At this time, an official time of death has not been released, but the family believes he relapsed and alcoholism is likely what killed him.
Longo appeared on 8 episodes of “Days of Our Lives” back in 2011, he was also in “Bring It On: Fight to The Finish” and episodes of “Nashville” in 2016. However, fans of “Hollywood Heights” will most remember him as Eddie Duran on the show … he appeared on 78 episodes.
We spoke with Cody’s wife, Stephanie, who tells us he was really working hard on himself to fight for his kids. She says, “He was an amazing father and the best husband. Our whole world is shattered.”
He leaves behind his wife, a 7-year-old daughter, as well as a 5-year-old son and 1-year-old son.