Bendik, 35, was found by a hotel maid on July 10, 2014, while on a business trip with girlfriend, Tobin, 28.
He was found on the bed, face down, with no link to drugs or alcohol found in the room.
(More about that in a moment.) The following list of 11 resilient TV couples — still together as of press time, as far as we know — isn't comprehensive, as Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner ("Glee"); Amanda Abbington and Martin Freeman ("Sherlock"); and Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Charlie Day ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") can attest.
Talia Balsam and John Slattery ("Mad Men") On the show: Roger Sterling's wife Mona became his understandably exasperated ex-wife, but they did their best to keep things civil in times of trouble.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher ("That '70s Show") On the show: Kunis' Jackie Burkhart and Kutcher's Michael Kelso shared a natural chemistry on the sitcom.
In real life: That may be the reason they started dating six years after "That '70s Show" wrapped in 2006; they put a ring on it in July.
In fact, they Instagrammed a bunch of precious pics from their romantic trip at the time.
How on earth did anyone miss the fact that these two had tied the knot?!