Cody Longo, an actor famous for his roles in “Hollywood Heights” and “Days of Our Lives

was found dead Wednesday at his home in Austin, Texas, his representative Alex Gittelson told

Cody was our whole world,” his wife, Stephanie Longo, said in a statement provided by Gittelson

The kids and I are shattered and beyond devastated. He was the best dad and best father

We will always and forever miss you and love you

The actor was “a dear friend going back many years” before he was a client, Gittelson said

Longo had taken some time away from acting to pursue his music career and spend more time with his family

but he was excited to get back into acting this year, Gittelson said.