'Hannah Montana' Star Cody Linley’s Brother Chad Is Dead At 29. So Sad.

Thu, August 11, 2011 7:16am EDT by 12 Comments

Demi Lovato and fans send love to Miley Cyrus’ onscreen boyfriend over Twitter.

Miley CyrusHannah Montana costar Cody Linley is facing tragedy after his older brother Chad died at age 29.

Details are scarce but Cody, 21, is torn up by the loss, RadarOnline.com reports. He took to Twitter August 8, writing, “Thanks for all the prayers and support. I appreciate everyone that has reached out to me one way or another.”

One of Cody’s famous friends — Demi Lovato — also shared support on Twitter, writing on August 10, “RIP Chad Linley.. Knew you since I was a kid.. You were family… You will be missed… Please #prayforcodylinley and his amazing family.”

We wish Cody the best in this difficult time.

— William Earl

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