The Travis County Medical Examiner confirmed this week that “Days of Our Lives” actor Cody Longo, who was found dead in his home earlier this year, died from “chronic ethanol abuse,” Fox News reported.
The soap opera star was found dead “in a state of decomposition” in his Austin, Texas home on February 8. According to the Medical Examiner’s report, Longo was last seen alive three weeks earlier.
The autopsy noted that the “numerous bottles of alcohol” that were found at the scene when Longo’s body was discovered coincided with reports from family members about the actor’s prior history of “significant alcohol consumption.”
Postmortem toxicology tests revealed the presence of ethanol and acetone. Ethanol is alcohol.
Longo’s representative Alex Gittleson confirmed Longo’s death in February, saying in a statement that the 34-year-old actor likely died from accidental alcohol poisoning, according to the New York Times.
Born in Colorado in 1988, Longo attended the University of California – Los Angeles, where he studied film and psychology. He began his television career in 2009.
Longo was best known for playing Nicholas Alamain on the long-running daytime drama “Days of Our Lives.” He also appeared in several primetime dramas, including “Medium,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Nashville,” and “CSI: NY.”
The actor took time away from television to pursue a music career. His first EP, “Atmosphere” was released in 2012. His single “She Said” was released in 2013.
Longo, who is survived by his wife Stephanie and their three children, was no stranger to controversy.
In January 2021, the actor pleaded guilty to a simple assault stemming from an incident with a 9-year-old girl in Colorado in 2019. The charge was later dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
In November 2020, he was arrested on a domestic assault charge in Clarksville, Tennesee after allegedly getting into a fight with his wife while he was drunk.