Toronto ‘Heartland’ actor Robert Cormier dies at 33

Robert Cormiera Toronto-born actor whose credits include « American Gods » and the long-running CBC series « Heartland, » has died at 33.

The funeral director at Ridley Funeral Home confirmed the death but did not reveal a cause.

An obituary on the funeral home’s website described Cormier as “an athlete, an actor and a big brother” whose the memory will live « by his passion for art and cinema ».

Cormier appeared on « Heartland » as Finn Cotter, the grandson of Duncan Fraser’s Al Cotter.

The « Heartland » production team said on social media that they were « deeply saddened » by the news and described Cormier as a beloved cast member for two seasons.

CBC adds in a separate statement that Cormier « was a remarkable young man. »

Cormier’s credits also included guest appearances on the defunct CBS/Global series « Ransom » and ABC/CTV’s « Designated Survivor. »

“He had a passion for helping others and was always looking to do more,” reads the obituary.

“He enjoyed movie nights with his family and greatly admired his father. He impacted many people throughout his life, be it his family, teammates and friends.


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