The world of soap operas has lost one of their own.
Cody Longowho played Nicholas Alamain in Days of our lives in 2011, he was found dead Feb. 8 at his home in Austin, Texas, his rep told CNN. He was 34 years old.
The actor is survived by his wife, Stephanie Longoand three children—Lila7, Elijah5, and Noah18 months.
“Cody was our whole world,” Stephanie said in a statement. “The kids and I are broken and beyond devastated. He was the best dad and father. We will always and forever miss you and love you.”
In addition to his work on Days of our livesCody was known for roles in shows like the Nickelodeon drama Hollywood hillsthe Freeform Gymnastics Series Make it or break it and ABC Nashville. The actor has also starred in films such as Balls don’t lie and the film reboot in 2009 Fame. At the time of his death, he was working as a director David Moretonit is an independent film Do you want to die in Indio?
Cody has also worked as a musician, under the stage name Cody Antonio— his first name and middle name.
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“Cody was a close friend, for many years, before he became a client,” his rep said in a statement to E! News. “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 kept in touch regularly.” and was excited to return to acting this year. Cody was such a loyal, loving and talented person and he will be sorely missed.”
In the decade before his death, Cody faced personal and legal turmoil. In 2013, he was arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles and ordered to take alcohol education classes as part of a plea deal.
In January 2020, he was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl during a 2019 trip to Colorado. In 2021, he pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor assault charge stemming from the incident, while the felony sexual assault charge was dismissed, Clarkville now he said, adding that the sentencing has been delayed for more than a year.
In November 2020, Cody was arrested in Clarksville, Tennessee on charges of domestic assault on his wife after a confrontation at their home in town, Clarkville now reported. No charges were filed. Later that month, Stephanie filed for divorce. In 2022, the case was dismissed, court documents show.
The cause of Cody’s death has not been released.
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