Steven Sabados has broken his silence and is asking for privacy in the wake of his co-host and spouse Chris Hyndman’s death this week.
The pair co-starred on CBC’s lifestyle show Steven and Chris and Canadians across the country are mourning the daytime star’s death. Hyndman was found dead late Monday in the alley adjacent to his condo with Sabados in Toronto’s east end. No cause of death has been released, though his mother has said he was a chronic sleepwalker who may have fallen.
“I, our families and friends, wish to express our deepest gratitude for the overwhelming expressions of tenderness, love and tribute in honour of my beloved Christopher.
Our hearts are broken, but we find comfort knowing his generous, larger-than-life spirit lives on,” Sabados wrote on Facebook.
That social media site, as well as Twitter and the CBC studio in Toronto have teemed with tributes to Hyndman, whose smiling and wit played off of Sabados’ more straight-laced take on the afternoon show.
The pair met in 1988 and ran a design firm and several other shows before launching Steven and Chris.
Over 27 years, we built a beautiful life together; always remembered, always cherished
“From the moment I met Christopher, we went forward in life, side by side and shoulder to shoulder. He was my best friend, my confidante, my partner, my one love,” Sabados writes. “Over 27 years, we built a beautiful life together; always remembered, always cherished.”
“As we find our way through this difficult time, we are asking for privacy,” he concludes. “Thank you for your understanding.”