Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Chris Hyndman, Gay Host Of TV's 'Steven and Chris,' Dead At 49

Steven Sabados (L)
& Chris Hyndman (R)
Sad news today. Chris Hyndman died suddenly last night. He was only 49-years-old. Hyndman, along with his real-life partner, Steven Sabados, hosted the CBC's very popular daytime talk show, Steven and Chris. Hyndman and Sabados were one of Canada's most visible openly gay TV personalities and beloved by their many fans.

Below is some of the media coverage which helps explain how/where Chris Hyndman died.

How did Chris Hyndman die?
The popular talk show host's body was discovered in an east end Toronto alleyway without vital signs, according to CBC News. Toronto Police told the news site Hyndman's body was found after 11 p.m. on Monday near the intersection of Queen Street and Broadview Avenue. 
Where did Chris Hyndman die?
CBC arts reporter Eli Glasner said the scene was near the apartment where Hyndman lived with Sabados, his off-screen partner and television co-host. Toronto police Const. Caroline de Kloet said Tuesday afternoon that "out of privacy the Toronto police will not discuss any matter unless there's a criminal element pertaining to a specific person." 
How CBC broke the news of Chris Hyndman's sudden death to its staff
CBC, the broadcaster for Steven and Chris since 2008, circulated an internal memo to staff on Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015. “It is with profound sadness that we share the news Christopher Hyndman died early this morning . . . We extend our deepest sympathies to Steven, family, friends and colleagues; our thoughts are with them all,” the memo reads. 
Also, the CBC's head of public affairs told media outlets that the TV show "Steven and Chris" has been pulled it from the public broadcaster's schedule for the time being. Chris Hyndman will be missed. Our thoughts go out to his partner, Steven Sabados, and their family and friends at this most difficult of time.