Cody Longo, who appeared on “Days of Our Lives,” “Nashville,” and NickatNite’s “Hollywood Heights,” was found dead at his home in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, his rep Alex Gittelson confirmed on Friday.
Police conducted a wellness check at the request of Longo’s wife Stephanie.
“Cody was our whole world,” Stephanie said in a statement released by Gittelson. “The kids and I are shattered and beyond devastated. He was the best dad and best father. We will always and forever miss you and love you.”
“Cody was a dear friend, going back many years, before he was a client,” Gittelson told TheWrap in a separate statement. “My heart breaks for his amazing wife and beautiful 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 this year. Cody was such a loyal, loving and talented person and he will be greatly missed.”
Longo, who was also known as Cody Anthony, appeared on eight episodes of “Days of Our Lives” in 2011 and in 78 episodes of “Hollywood Heights,” as well as two appearances on ABC’s “Nashville.”