Heartland actor Robert Cormier dies at 33… while his family says he has ‘always looked forward to more’

Actor Robert Cormier, who played Finn Cotter on the Canadian television series Heartland, has died at the age of 33.

Cormier died on Friday, according to him obituaryalthough no details were revealed about the cause of his death.

After the news of his death, UPtv, an American network that broadcasts the CBC series, paid tribute to the rising star.

Gone early: Robert Cormier, who played Finn Cotter on the Canadian TV series Heartland, has died at the age of 33.  Cormier died Friday, according to his obituary, which did not specify the cause of death.

Gone early: Robert Cormier, who played Finn Cotter on the Canadian TV series Heartland, has died at the age of 33. Cormier died Friday, according to his obituary, which did not specify the cause of death.

Robert Cormier, aka the Heartland Finn, was an amazing talent, and he went really early. We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing. Our deepest condolences to his friends, family and co-workers,” the network wrote, adding a dove emoji.

The actor was in a still image taken from Heartland.

Cormier’s obituary notes that he was an “athlete, actor, and great brother.”

It also honed his dedication to others and his undying ambitions.

“He had a passion for helping others and was always looking to achieve more,” the salutation read.

Farewell: After the news of his death, the US network that broadcasts the CBC series UPtv paid tribute to the rising star.  Pictured with costar Amber Mitchell

Farewell: After the news of his death, the US network that broadcasts the CBC series UPtv paid tribute to the rising star. Pictured with costar Amber Mitchell

Cormier appeared in the 15th season of Heartland as Amy's new love interest, played by Amber Mitchell (pictured)

Cormier appeared in the 15th season of Heartland as Amy’s new love interest, played by Amber Mitchell (pictured)

Fitting an actor, Cormier was said to enjoy “movie nights with his family”, and “looked at his father Robert a lot”.

The obituary added that his “passion for art and cinema” would continue beyond his death.

According to his bio on IMDb, Cormier was born in Toronto, Canada, and became the first actor in his family.

After heading south to earn a degree in Fire Extension Services and Engineering at Texas A&M.

He then enrolled in a graduate program at York University in Toronto in Global Economics, but left it before completing it to attend the film school from which he graduated.

Swan song: His last Instagram post from late August showed he's surrounded by Heartland scripts, suggesting he might appear in Season 16, which premieres October 2

Swan song: His last Instagram post from late August showed he’s surrounded by Heartland scripts, suggesting he might appear in Season 16, which premieres October 2

The pursuit of great things: His obituary said:

The pursuit of great things: His obituary said, “He had a passion for helping others and always aspired to achieve more.”

Heartland’s Instagram account paid homage to the late actor.

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Robert Cormier. He’s been a beloved member of Heartland cast in the last two seasons,” the post read. “On behalf of the Heartland cast and crew, our thoughts are with him and his family, who have asked for privacy during this difficult time.”

Cormier’s last Instagram post from late August showed him lying on the floor with AirPods while surrounded by scripts for the upcoming season of Heartland.

He began appearing on the series in its fifteenth season, when he became a new love interest for Amy, played by Amber Mitchell, with whom he appeared in footage from the show.

Rising Star: Other major roles include Winston in the Starz series American Gods, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, and the original series Shudder Slasher

Rising Star: Other major roles include Winston in the Starz series American Gods, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, and the original series Shudder Slasher

His set of scripts indicate that he was scheduled to appear in Season 16, which will premiere on October 2, although it’s not clear how prominent his character will be.

His other major roles include Winston in the Starz series American Gods, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, and the original Shudder series Slasher.

Cormier is survived by his father, Robert, and his mother, Lisa, along with his sisters, Brittany, Crystal, and Stephanie, as well as his grandmother, Joan.

Family: Cormier is survived by his father, Robert, and his mother, Lisa, along with his sisters Brittany, Crystal, and Stephanie, as well as his grandmother, Joan.

Family: Cormier is survived by his father, Robert, and his mother, Lisa, along with his sisters Brittany, Crystal, and Stephanie, as well as his grandmother, Joan.

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