Actor Cody Longo, best known for playing Nicholas Alamain on «Days of Our Lives,» has died at the age of 34, his longtime friend and agent Alex Gittelson has 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 be alcohol related.»

Longo is survived by his wife, Stephanie Longo, their 7-year-old daughter and their two sons, ages 5 and 1.

“Cody was our whole world. The children and I are heartbroken and beyond devastated. He was the best father and husband. We will always and forever miss and love you,» Stephanie said in a statement shared by Gittelson.

Gittelson, who began representing Longo in 2014, had been friends with the actor for nearly 15 years.

“Cody was a dear friend, for many years, before he became a client,” Gittelson said. «He took a few years off from acting to pursue his music career and spend more time with his family in Nashville, but we had kept in touch regularly and he was excited to get back into acting this year.»

«Cody was such a loyal, loving and talented person and he will be sorely missed,» she added.

Longo is also known for playing lead character Eddie Duran on MTV’s “Hollywood Heights,” as well as having recurring roles on ABC’s “Nashville,” “Secrets and Lies” and “The Catch.” He also acted alongside Adrien Brody and Colin Hanks in the movie «High School» in 2010.

Longo was also «an extremely talented singer, songwriter, musician and music producer,» Gittelson said.

Courtney Brogle contributed.