As we remember the life and achievements of the late actor and musician Cody Longo, popularly known for his roles in ‘Days of Our Lives’ and ‘Hollywood Heights,’ there’s a question that arises — what happened to his fortune? Who inherited his assets?
Born on March 4, 1988, in Littleton, Colorado, Cody Longo’s life was tragically cut short on February 10, 2023. He passed away in his sleep at his home in Austin, Texas. Longo’s sudden death left his family, including his wife, Stephanie Clark, and three young children, Lyla, Elijah, and Noah, grappling with their grief. In a statement shared by their rep, Stephanie said:
“Cody was our whole world. The kids and I are shattered and beyond devastated. He was the best dad and the best father. We will always and forever miss you and love you.”
Cody’s acting career started in 2009, with his first breakthrough role as Dave in ‘Ball Don’t Lie.’ This was followed by a string of appearances in various television shows and films, including ‘Medium,’ ‘Bring It On: Fight to the Finish,’ and ‘Three Rivers.’ He gained mainstream recognition in 2011 through his portrayal of Nicholas Almain in the popular soap opera ‘Days of Our Lives,’ earning him a household name status. His acting talent was further showcased in productions like ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,’ ‘Hollywood Heights,’ and ‘Nashville.’
However, the screen wasn’t the only place Cody shined. Music was a passion that ran deep:
“Music was my original passion, my initial passion. I use music to express myself. If I’m not putting out things that I’m passionate about, there’s no point in me putting it out.”
In 2012, the actor was signed by Mirrorball Entertainment and Sony Records Distribution, releasing his debut single, ‘Atmosphere‘ the following year. ‘She Said,‘ one of his singles, gained significant popularity after its release.
Longo’s journey wasn’t solely about fame and fortune. He had his own non-profit organization called LiveAlive, aimed at promoting positive change and betterment in the world. The actor was also heavily involved with the Make a Wish Foundation and Pencils of Promise.
While achieving success in his professional life, Longo, unfortunately, struggled with personal troubles. He faced legal issues, including a DUI arrest in 2013 and a charge of domestic assault in Tennessee in 2020. Moreover, he battled alcohol abuse for years, leading him to enter rehab in the summer of 2022. These issues culminated in his untimely death, with the official cause of death being reported as chronic ethanol abuse.
As a leading actor and musician, Cody amassed significant wealth, which begs the question: how much was Cody Longo’s net worth at the time of his death? As reported by The Cinemaholic, it’s estimated that his net worth stood somewhere between $4 million and $5 million.
In accordance with standard legal procedures, typically, his immediate family – his wife Stephanie and their three children, Lyla, Elijah, and Noah – would likely inherit his wealth. While no official statement has been released regarding the division of his assets, it’s generally the spouse and children who become the primary beneficiaries in such scenarios.