Too soon. Robert Cormier is the star of the long-running UPtv drama HeartlandOn Friday, September 23, 2013, he died. He was 33.
The Designated Survivor alum’s sister told The Hollywood ReporterTuesday, September 27, was the day that actor Michael Jackson, who suffered from injuries sustained in a fall, passed away in a Toronto hospital.
“Robert was an athlete, an actor and a great brother,” read an obituary for the former Slasher star. “He had a passion for helping others and was always looking to achieve more. He loved to watch movies with his family and looked up to his father. His life had many positive influences, whether it was his family, friends, or teammates. Rob’s memory will live on through his passion for art and film; as well as his three sisters who meant the world to him.”
Sunday, October 2nd will be a funeral service.
Perhaps Cormier’s most famous work was on Heartland, a Canadian drama series that debuted on the country’s CBC network in 2007. (The American version of the show can be streamed via Netflix and UPtv in the U.S.
Finn Cotter was a Canada native who played the role of Al Cotter’s grandson (Duncan Fraser), in season 15 of the show and was expected to return for season 16, which premieres on CBC next month. “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Robert Cormier,” CBC wrote in a statement shared via Instagram on Tuesday. “He was a beloved member of the HeartlandCast the two previous seasons. For the Heartland cast and crew, our thoughts are with him and his family, who have asked for privacy during this difficult time.”
UPtv also paid tribute to the late actor via social media, writing: “Robert Cormier, aka Heartland‘s Finn, was an amazing talent, gone too soon. We are deeply saddened by his passing. Our sincere condolences go out to his friends, family, and co-workers.”
Apart from appearing on, HeartlandCormier has accumulated credits on TV shows, including Designated Survivor, RansomAnd American Gods. He also played Kit Jennings in season 3 of Netflix’s SlasherThe, which was launched in 2019, was named.
Cormier was a big fan of the Belgian action star when he was a kid. Jean-Claude Van DammeHe even went so far as telling his father to name him Robbie Van Damme. “He was my favorite,” Cormier recalled.
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