Actor Cody Longo, who is most known for portraying Nicholas Alamain in “Days of Our Lives,” is dead at 34, his longtime friend and agent, Alex Gittelson, confirmed.
“He died in his sleep at his home in Austin, TX, and was found Wednesday morning,” Gittelson said in a written statement. “The cause is believed to have been alcohol-related.”
Longo is survived by his wife, Stephanie Longo, his 7-year-old daughter and his two sons, ages 5 and 1.
“Cody was our whole world. The kids and I are shattered and beyond devastated. He was the best dad and husband. We will always and forever miss you and love you,” Stephanie said in a statement shared by Gittelson.
Longo started his career on the stage before moving on to television and film roles. His first on-screen roles include the video Hip Hop Kidz: It’s a Beautiful Thing and the music video for Jojo’s 2006 hit “How to Touch a Girl.”
One of his most notable roles was as teen heartthrob Eddie Duran in Nick at Nite’s Hollywood Heights for 78 episodes.
Fans of daytime television will recognize him as Nicholas “Nikki” Alamain from eight episodes of the soap Days of Our Lives.
Longo also had other notable television appearances on CSI: NY, CSI, Nashville, The Catch, Secrets and Lies, and more. On the film side, he had roles in Fame, High School, Piranha 3D, The Silent Thief, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, For the Love of Money, The Last Movie Star, Death House, and more.