Actor Robert Cormier, best known for roles in Heartland and Netflix’s Slasher, has
died aged 33. The Canadian performer died on Friday (23 September), according to
his obituary. His sister later told The Hollywood Reporter that Cormier died in
hospital in Etobicoke, Ontario, of injuries obtained following a fall
The actor began his career with a role in Four 1 Liberation Front in 2008, going on to
appear in the TV show Designated Survivor in 2016.
He also appeared in the series Bizarre Murders in 2018, before taking on the role of
Kit Jennings in Netflix’s Slasher in 2019.
Last year, Cormier played Winston in the Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American
Cormier is thought to have had various projects in post-production.
The actor’s final Instagram post, shared four weeks ago, showed him lying on the
floor surrounded by Heartland scripts.
He wrote: ‘Gettin at it😏🐴🍁.’
In his obituary, Cormier was remembered as ‘an athlete, an actor, and a great
It goes on to say: ‘He had a passion for helping others and was always looking to
achieve more. He enjoyed movie nights with his family and looked up greatly to his
father. He impacted many people throughout his life, whether it was family,
teammates and friends. 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.’
Fans and friends have paid tribute to the late star with Aaron Martin, creator of the
series Slasher, writing on Twitter: ‘It’s with a heavy heart that we’ve learned of the
passing of Robert Cormier who brought such life to Kit on Slasher Solstice.
‘He was uniquely talented, and a sweet, generous friend we all loved working with.
Our thoughts are with him and his family through this difficult time.’
Showrunner Ian Carpenter added: ‘It’s with a heavy heart that we’ve learned of the
passing of Robert Cormier who brought such life to Kit on Slasher Solstice. He was
uniquely talented, and a sweet, generous friend we all loved working with. Our
thoughts are with him and his family through this difficult time.’