It's a tough week in Hollywood.
Hannah Montana actor Cody Linley's older brother, 29-year-old Chad, has reportedly passed away, and even though the tragedy happened earlier in the month, Texas authorities have yet to figure out exactly what happened.
According to a spokesperson in the Houston Police Department:
“A friend of Chad’s called and said he was concerned because he hadn’t heard from him in a while. His apartment manager performed a welfare check on Chad and found him unresponsive. He then flagged down a nearby cop."
His friend, Eric Thomas, continues:
"Chad had a passion and a motivation that was unmatched except for maybe his brother, Cody. He loved everyone. I honestly can't recall ever hearing him say he hated anyone. He loved music and was definitely at his happiest on a dance floor or behind the decks spinning records. His smile and his laugh were infectious. Even at his funeral in what should've been a sad and gut-wrenching time for most, he managed to bring a smile to everyone's face and laughter rang through out the entire service as different speakers came up and shared different experiences and stories about Chad.”
Wow. He certainly sounds like a truly wonderful young man.
Such an unbelievable shame.
We sincerely hope that wherever he is now, he is at peace, and that his brother, family, friends, and loved ones can make peace with their profound loss.
You're all in our thoughts.
May Chad R.I.P.
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