Days of Our Lives star Cody Longo found dead at home aged 34 as fans mourn actor



American soap actor Cody Longo has died with reports stating his body was found at his own home.

The US star was known for featuring in the iconic show Days Of Our Lives and was just 34 when he passed away on Wednesday.

The young actor’s wife raised the alarm when she was unable to contact him and police found him dead in his bed at his home in Austin, Texas.

His devastated wife, Stephanie, has paid tribute to the actor - who was the father of a 7-year-old daughter, a 5-year-old son and a 1-year-old son.

Stephanie said in a statement: "He was an amazing father and the best husband. Our whole world is shattered."

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Cody Longo starred in shows including Days of Our Lives, Hollywood Heights, and Nashville ( WireImage)
Cody Longo (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Variety/Penske Media via Getty Images)
Cody leaves behind his wife and three young children ( Getty Images)

TMZ reports that local law enforcement discovered Cody’s body on Wednesday.

The outlet reports: "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 outlet also reports that Cody struggled with alcohol addictions for years, and notes that an official cause of death has not yet been released.

Cody Longo
Cody featured in the film Bring It On: Fight To The Finish ( Universal)

Cody featured in eight episodes of Days Of Our Lives in 2011 and also had a starring role in the 2009 cheerleader sequel film Bring It On: Fight To The Finish.

He also had prominent roles in the TV series Nashville, playing a character named Quentin in two episodes, and played Eddie Duran across 78 episodes of the show Hollywood Heights.

Talent manager Alex Gittelson has been among those taking to social media to pay tribute to the actor.

Cody Longo
The American star had a role in the TV show Make It Or Break It ( Disney)

He tweeted: "Devastated beyond words at the tragic loss of my dear friend and client, Cody Longo. My heart breaks for his beautiful family. You will be missed, brother."

One fan tweeted: "Rest in Peace Cody Longo. Only 34 and leaving a 7, 5, and 1 year-olds," alongside a string of emojis.

While another wrote: "My condolences goes out to his family," and a further fan tweeted: "Rest In Peace Cody."

Cody Longo
Fans, family and friends have paid tribute to the star online ( Disney)

Cody was born on March 4, 1988 in Littleton, Colorado, and his career began on stage before he moved into TV and film.

The late actor studied psychology and film at UCLA and also made inroads in the world of music.

He cracked the Billboard Top 100 charts in 2014 with a song titled She Said, which reached number 3 in the charts in the USA - wiht his debut album also charting at the same time.

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