Robert Cormier, ‘Heartland’ Actor, Dead at 33

by J Pelkey
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Robert Cormier, a TV and film actor whose credits include playing the character Finn Cottler on the long-running Canadian series Heartland and Netflix horror series Slasher: Solstice, died on September 23 at age 33.

No cause of death has been given.

His other TV credits included ABC/Netflix’s Designated Survivor, CBS’ Ransom, and playing Winston for two episodes on Starz’s American Gods.

In film, he appeared in Jasmin Mozaffari’s Firecrackers which world premiered in 2018 at the Toronto Film Festival. Other big-screen credits include Otto in Pyrenees (2018) and Al in The Intersection (2019).

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“Robert was an athlete, an actor, and a great brother. He had a passion for helping others and was always looking to achieve more,” Cormier’s obituary reads. “He enjoyed movie nights with his family, and looked up greatly to his father.”

Heartland paid tribute on their official Twitter and Instagram accounts.

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Robert Cormier. He was a beloved member of the Heartland cast the last two seasons. 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 is survived by his parents Robert and Lisa, his sisters Brittany, Krystal, and Stephanie, his grandmother Joanne, and aunts, uncles and cousins. Robert is predeceased by his grandfather Bobby, as well as his grandparents Connie and Keith.

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