Cody Linley’s brother Chad passes away; Demi Lovato mourns

Cody was on “DWTS.”

Tragically unfortunately has struck when it comes to the family of Disney star and “Dancing with the Stars” alum Cody Linley. While the family is understandably keeping many details from the press at the moment, Cody’s brother Chad has unfortunately passed away. He was 29 years old.

Like Cody, Chad was also involved in acting, having most recently played a part in the Nikki Blonsky film “Queen Sized.” (Cody was best known pre-“Dancing” for playing Jake on “Hannah Montana.”)

The last time Cody spoke out about the matter was when he posted this message on Twitter August 8:

“Thanks for all the prayers and support. I appreciate everyone that has reached out to me one way or another.”

Meanwhile, Demi Lovato (who, like Cody, grew up on the Disney Channel) posted the following touching message:

“RIP Chad Linley.. Knew you since I was a kid.. You were family… You will be missed… Please #prayforcodylinley and his amazing family.”

Thoughts and condolences go out to Cody and his family during this devastating time.

Photo: ABC

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