Christopher Hyndman of CBC’s Steven and Chris found dead

Chris HyndmanChristopher Hyndman, 49, of the CBC daytime talk show Steven & Chris has died.

His death was announced by CBC in a Facebook post on its page, which read: “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.”

As a result of his death, CBC is removing the show from its schedule immediately. Christopher and Steven Sabados were partners off-screen and television co-hosts. Prior to their hit talk show, the pair co-starred on HGTV Canada’s Designer Guys, among other shows on the same network.  They married in 2008.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chris Hyndman. We were fortunate to work with him earlier in his career on HGTV’s Designer Guys and Design Rivals and Slice’s So Chic,” said Christine Shipton, SVP and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media, in a statement. “He was a wonderful and talented man and will be greatly missed. Our sympathies go out to his family, friends and colleagues.”

Details of Christopher’s death are not clear. According to Global News, a man was discovered without vital signs in an alley near Broadview Avenue and Queen Street in Toronto just before midnight last night. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Toronto police confirmed to CBC News the body was indeed Christopher Hyndman, but said they are not seeking witnesses.

Detective Terry Wray told the National Post: “We don’t release information in regards to people who’ve died unless they’re a victim of foul play and that hasn’t been determined yet.” ~Maria-Josee Martinez

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  1. Val Johnson • August 4, 2015 @ 4:22 PM

    Would always watching Steve and Chrirs’s show. R.I.P Chris. You made a lot of people happy. My condolences to the familys and people who knew him!

  2. P. Regan • August 4, 2015 @ 6:09 PM

    I am so sadden about the lost of Chris. Can’t believe he’s really gone. it feel like when DIANA DIED. SUCH A GREAT LOSS. SO SAD FOR STEVEN. AND HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

  3. Karen • August 4, 2015 @ 9:17 PM

    Chris was such a charismatic personality.His heart and soul shone thru like a beam of light.I am deeply saddened to hear of this horrific tragedy…prayers of love going out to his partner, family and friends. He will be more then missed greatly…so sad…hugs

  4. Dorina S. • August 4, 2015 @ 10:33 PM

    Rest in peace Chris you will be missed. Extrimlly sad for Stevan , his friends and family.

  5. Liz • August 4, 2015 @ 11:28 PM

    What a shock. Chris made me laugh so much during the show. He had an awesome sense of humor and laughed at himself as well. My sympathies to everyone who knew and loved him. What a great loss.

  6. Linda • August 4, 2015 @ 11:38 PM

    You lit up my living room with your humour and heart. Shine on from above, Chris. Deepest condolences to Steven, friends, and families.

  7. Martha Peet • August 5, 2015 @ 2:38 PM

    Chris made people comfortable, he loved life and liked to make people happy. My thoughts to Steven.

  8. Meca Mckay • August 5, 2015 @ 11:05 PM

    So so sad, he made me smile. A lovely man. Prayers and condolences to Steven and all famlies involved. 🙁

  9. Zeni • August 6, 2015 @ 10:34 AM

    Rest in Peace. Ameen.

  10. Jacqueline Vacheresse • August 6, 2015 @ 12:28 PM

    News like this is difficult to believe he was such a vibrant and funny guy. Condolences
    to all.


  11. Catherine Smith • August 6, 2015 @ 2:56 PM

    The passing away of Christopher Hyndman is a real shock and the world will miss his presence. He was a real talented man and brought so much joy and laughter to people he did not know. My heart goes out to Steven and he will be in my prayers. This is a very sad day!!

  12. Jann • August 8, 2015 @ 1:19 AM

    I’m so sad for Steven and Chris’s family. He will be deeply missed….God bless!!

  13. Carol F • August 9, 2015 @ 8:23 PM

    Ever so sad to hear of the passing of Chris; he & Steven were such an adorable & handsome couple and had a great show; my sincere sympathy to Steven, his families, friends & colleagues. You will be missed Chris.

  14. marie-claire l • August 9, 2015 @ 11:23 PM

    like DIANE ,I have a problem excepting that CHRIS is gone….am really sad for Steven….wow what the family and HE must be going true…..GOD bless you all ….

  15. Michele • August 9, 2015 @ 11:54 PM

    I have been thinking about what a terrible loss this is. My heart goes out to both Steven and Chris. You could see how joyous they were, and I am so sorry this happened. I hope Steven has some comfort from knowing that many people care and will be praying for his strength, as will I. God bless them both.

  16. Debby Sulpher • August 10, 2015 @ 12:04 AM

    This is unbelievable.So sorry for Steve his partner.Good luck in your future

  17. vicki williams • August 10, 2015 @ 12:21 AM

    The passing of Steven tells me when you lived your life in sin this is the outcome you get.Society is too tolerance because they are also living in sin.But,unless you come to repentance you cannot enter the KINGDOM OF Heaven.Their would be people who would hate their sinful lifestyle.

  18. Cher • August 10, 2015 @ 1:55 AM

    Vicki: You are a hateful idiot. Yes, people are tolerant because those who are believe in letting people live their lives as they choose in their own happiness whatever that may be. We do not choose what we were born to be and have to make the best of the life we are given (and no I am not gay).

    Steven please accept my apologies for intolerant people, these are not the things you need to deal with at this time in your life. Sorry and saddened by your lose, Chris will be missed by thousands of people. Hoping for you comfort in your cherished memories.

  19. Helen • August 10, 2015 @ 8:32 AM

    OMG! Vicki how thoughtless of you to say those remarks. Cher I share your statement…To Steven and Families my Heart goes out to you. Chris was such a wonderful person, so charismatic he will be sadly missed by all. Steven you are in my Prayers, i cannot begin to imagine your pain. God Bless you & Families

  20. Kaye C • August 10, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

    R I P You will be missed …………

    Steven please accept my apologies for intolerant people, these are not the things you need to deal with at this time in your life. Sorry and saddened by your lose, Chris will be missed by thousands of people. Hoping for you comfort in your cherished memories.

  21. donna • August 10, 2015 @ 10:33 AM

    My mom died last month.,she was 94. She loved the show and I started watching it with her. He was such a happy guy that made you look forward to the show. Sad to see such a terrific human being leave this earth. R.I.P.

  22. Sherill Deon • August 10, 2015 @ 11:10 AM

    Will miss you everyday , your wonderful smile , your contagious laughter , such a great personality . We will love and miss always !! My sincere condolences to Steven ,I hope you will find some comfort in knowing we are all praying for you at this difficult time . To his mother whom it was obvious he loved so much , you also are in our prayers . Just a very short note to Vicki Williams , let us know who you are , I’d love to dig into your closet , your parents are probably ashamed of your , showing the world your ugly side and you know what they say about ugly it goes from the outside in …we will pray for ugly soul as well !!!!

  23. NormaJ • August 10, 2015 @ 11:13 AM

    I was shocked to hear the news of Chris’ passing. My heart goes out to Steven in his time of loss. Chris was a wonderful character, so joyful, amusing and silly too. We’ll miss his smile, his wit and most of all the daily rappor this couple had with each other. RIP.

  24. Patricia • August 10, 2015 @ 12:22 PM

    Condolences. He is now making Heaven an even better place.

  25. Debra • August 10, 2015 @ 12:47 PM

    I have been watching these 2 fellows for years and both Steven and Chris were a dynamic duo with their design sense, humour and incredible chemistry. My heart goes out to Steven, you were so lucky to have such a wonderful man in your life. Steven, hang on to all the good memories, he will never leave you when you have those. My most sincere condolences.

  26. Anna • August 10, 2015 @ 12:51 PM

    Prayers are flowing to Steve and family. Chris will be missed. God,take care of him. R.I.P. Chris

  27. Nancy Miners • August 10, 2015 @ 12:54 PM

    I watch them for years and years and loved every minute. They were fantastic together and made everyone there and everyone watching feel so great about themselves. I have tears running down my face and Steven stay strong and know you were loved very much and know you are loved by many fans and friends and family and a country that you both kept smiling. You must have loved him well and i know all the memories will live on in your heart and everyone elses. Please accept my sincere condolences from Dartmouth Nova Scotia Luv you lots

  28. Michelle, Nanaimo BC • August 10, 2015 @ 1:29 PM

    Such shocking news. I pray for Chris who I have no doubt is alive and well elsewhere waiting for Steven. Steven rest your heart knowing he is now safely in God’s care. You will meet again. Love is the only thing of value, and you are still wealthy men. I will add a prayer for you Steven as I know it hurts.

  29. Violetta • August 10, 2015 @ 1:51 PM

    My Prayers and Condolences , I use to watch the show and he had an amazing personality and charisma he will be missed. I just lost my father this year in April suddenly and I know how you feel my heart breaks for you.

  30. deb kellar • August 10, 2015 @ 3:00 PM

    what a great show, you will be sadly missed by everyone you had touched

  31. sandra wannamaker • August 10, 2015 @ 3:47 PM

    So very sad to hear about Chris we will miss him so much he lite up my living room every time i watch the show they where so much fun to watch love you both very mu8ch he is going to be miss so very much Rest IN Pease Chris Sandra

  32. Carolyn Hecks • August 10, 2015 @ 4:04 PM

    So Sad and Tragic to hear the news about Christopher. My deepest condolences to Stephen and all of the family members and friends. I will certainly miss their show. May Christopher RIP.

  33. Carolyn Hecks • August 10, 2015 @ 4:06 PM

    So sorry to hear the Sad and Tragic news of Christopher. My deepest condolences to Steven and both of their family and friends. Their show will be surely missed. May Christopher RIP.

  34. redjanfan • August 10, 2015 @ 5:00 PM

    So sorry to hear this news. Steven your shows helped me get through some very dark places, with the sense of creativity, fun and compassion which you both showed. I do hope you are able to carry on and find joy again in your work and in your life.

  35. Susan • August 10, 2015 @ 5:32 PM

    Steven, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of your one and only Chris. My prayers are with you, your family and friends.

    My prayers are with you at this difficult time. One day at a time, my friend.

  36. Trina • August 10, 2015 @ 6:13 PM

    How sad – such talent ~ he will be missed ! The show was always a delight in this world of sad stories !

  37. Debbie • August 10, 2015 @ 6:23 PM

    I was so very sorry to hear of Chris’ passing. My thoughts are with Steven and his family and friends. I hope that it won’t be long before you will be able to take comfort from happy memories of your time together. One day at a time. xo

  38. Kathy • August 10, 2015 @ 6:49 PM

    My heart goes out to Chris and Stevens family. Steven my heart is with you and you are in my thoughts.

  39. Ruth • August 10, 2015 @ 6:58 PM

    My condolences to Steven and their families. Having just lost a brother I have some idea of how difficult this can be. Chris made my life a little brighter whenever I had time to watch. I pray he’s already found the mirrors in heaven so that he will feel at home. I once heard him say that he’d never seen a mirror he didn’t love. RTP.

  40. Sylvia • August 10, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

    I am so very sorry for your loss Steven. I’ve been a fan of you and Chris for years. I’ve watched all of your design shows and very much enjoyed ‘Steven and Chris’. He had a vibrant personality and it was entertaining to watch your exchanges on air. I pray your fond memories will help you through this difficult time.

  41. pat • August 10, 2015 @ 7:02 PM

    I will miss Chris’s wonderful smile and infectous laugh. Steven ‘Chris always seemed to be so proud of you and your wonderful DUY projects you shared with us . Our home will empty with out your show Many blessings to at this time

  42. Patricia Raulino • August 10, 2015 @ 7:09 PM

    Sincerely sorry for the loss of such an enchanting & sparkling man! Steven & Chris had magical chemistry. Heaven, will an even more delightful place with Chris there. Hugs & prayers to Steven & their families.

  43. suzie • August 10, 2015 @ 7:25 PM

    Such a sad loss. Love and condolences to you Steven

  44. Ruth Berry-Hitchings • August 10, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

    OMG what a shock I couldn’t believe it he was such a great guy watched the show when I could….I feel so sorry Steven and the families and friends he left behind.

  45. holly chauvin • August 10, 2015 @ 7:35 PM

    R.I.P Chis i will miss deeply my same will never be the same with out you Steven sorry for you loss may god be with you love

  46. Bill & Linda M. • August 10, 2015 @ 7:39 PM

    What a tragic loss for you Steven, but also for everyone who had the pleasure of watching this talented man’s career blossom over the years. Our thoughts are with you. He will be sorely missed. RIP Chris

  47. Shari MacLeod • August 10, 2015 @ 7:42 PM

    Steven, I cannot imagine what you are feeling at this time. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers! God Bless you and Chris.

  48. Nicole • August 10, 2015 @ 7:49 PM

    So very sad to hear the news of Chris’ passing. It is difficult to believe such a young, vibrant and charismatic soul is gone. The world will not be the same without him. My condolences go out to Steven and all of Chris’ family and friends. May you find some comfort during this difficult time knowing so many people are thinking and praying for you all. God bless Chris and may he rest in peace. BIG hugs.

  49. Jeannine D • August 10, 2015 @ 7:57 PM

    To lose a love one is never easy god bless you Steven & may he give you the strength to ease your pain. Your husband was a wonderful soul & so full of life he sure had a beautiful bright smile. Like yourself a great talent & I enjoyed watching you both on TV. RIP Chris
    Prayers with you Steven,family & your friends!

  50. Sue • August 10, 2015 @ 7:58 PM

    They say God only takes the best… just too soon for Steven, family, friends and audiences everywhere… :'(

  51. C Braund • August 10, 2015 @ 8:01 PM

    RIP Christopher Hyndman… We crossed paths one fleeting moment over 3 years ago on Parliament Street, and his personality was radiating amid all the other people bustling up & down the crowded sidewalk. I actually felt this man’s energy as he walked past ~ that was what caught my attention! I didn’t really see him at 1st.

    After noting a positive energy source pass nearby, I turned just in time to see a partial profile, stopped & ran back to tap this person on the shoulder.. “Hey! You’re that guy on TV!” I said… He just smiled & nodded his head. ‘Yes I am!’..

    That’s it for my short encounter with this individual, however, his ENERGY was indeed notable, even from a distance. Sad to see someone with such an amazing strength of a beacon of positivity check-out so early in life. Condolences to all his immediate family, friends, colleagues & fans.. You will be missed!

  52. dian • August 10, 2015 @ 8:13 PM

    I hope Steven has some comfort knowing that many people care. I have watched your show many times. He will be sadly missed. God bless you and your family

  53. Robin • August 10, 2015 @ 8:20 PM

    I met Steven and Chris when they were Designer Guys…and watched Steven and Chris faithfully
    Chris was an original and will always be remembered as wonderful, dynamic, funny, and a kind person
    Thinking of Steven and all those who loved him so dearly

  54. ashlee • August 10, 2015 @ 9:14 PM

    First.Vicki Williams God said ‘Judge not ,lest ye be judged” You judged so,now let me judge you.You are a hateful.cruel specimen who hides in the cloak of apparent christianity to cover the rotted ugly insides that have now clawed their way to the surface for all to see.
    Steven & Chris-forgive me for this on this page but i had to
    R.I.P Chris..Trust me heaven was made for souls such as yours.Get up there and spruce up those clouds.
    Steven,having a love for 28 years is more than any of us could wish for.Treasure the memories

  55. Sabine • August 10, 2015 @ 9:28 PM

    My deepest sympathies to Steven and family. This was very tragic news to hear upon my return from being away. I watched their shows whenever I could. I will miss the humour and fun they had, Steven did the cooking and Chris the tasting especially when drinks where being mixed! He had such a fun side. Rest in Peace my friend and know that you are missed very much by many! Hugs to you Steven wish I could be there to help you through this very sad time.

  56. Cal • August 10, 2015 @ 9:28 PM

    My most sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Steven and Chris, loved you both on your show, and Chris had suchhhh a lovely femmy sense of humor, it helped soooo many people be upbeat, even men. In my darkest moments, I would turn on the tele and see you both on the show, and I just thought … ya know… this isn’t so bad, Chris is chuckling away or making a little giggle at something or rather, and I just loved you both. Beautiful couple, beautiful show. and I am sooo deeply saddened by the passing of Christopher. I took a trip to starbucks for you both on the day Chris passed, and I ordered the fem fag special!… That 10$ trip to Starbucks was for you honey! Love you both. Chris, you were such an amazing man. To Steven, and to the world,… you will be forever remembered for your gorgeous sense of fashion, style, interior design, and your amazing sense of humour. xoxo.

  57. serena • August 10, 2015 @ 9:35 PM

    I feel sorry for people who would make public their hate and their ignorance. Steven and Chris made a lot of us happy and a lot of us did not care who and what THEY WERE TO EACH OTHER. THEIR BUSINESS. THEIR LIVES. And they made mine a little lighter. So thank God for people like Chris. I will miss him terribly. Steven, I feel for you. It is always horribly hard to survive the loss of someone you love! Save all the good memories, they might help a little>

  58. marion sherwood • August 10, 2015 @ 9:44 PM

    Chris will be sadly missed, May he rest in peace. Stephen, I am sorry for your loss. He will always be in our heart, never forgotten . Take the time to grieve in your own way, no one can tell you what is the right way . I went through the same thing with my husband a few years ago and the one thing I would like to pass on to you is the unpredictability of when your emotions will overtake you . That is normal even though you may think you are going out of your mind. In time the hurt fades and the memories put a smile once again on your face.
    Please remember how much everyone loved Chris and You and accept our prayers and condolences .

    Your loyal fan Marion

  59. Virginia Sigsworth • August 10, 2015 @ 9:49 PM

    The news of Chris’s far too early death is so sad & shocking. My condolences to Stevan & the other family members (including his CBC family) & prayers for comfort in your time of this great loss. Chris was a “natural” in bringing smiles laughs to so many of us & our nation has lost a wonderful citizen! God bless all who are affected!

  60. Kathy • August 10, 2015 @ 9:51 PM

    My deepest and sincerest condolences to Steven, family and friends. I so enjoyed your show. You complimented one another on and off screen. Words cannot fill the emptiness you must be feeling Steven. Your extended family (viewers) are so sadden by Chris’s death. Rest in Peace Christopher Hyndman-Sabados.

  61. Barb s • August 10, 2015 @ 10:04 PM

    I am so very sorry for your loss steven. Your show brought so much happiness into so many homes everyday. Please take care of yourself.I am thinking of you and chris family everyday.

  62. brenda • August 10, 2015 @ 10:19 PM

    so so sorry for your loss steven he will sadly be missed buy many many people my prayers are with you and your family and friends

  63. Joan • August 10, 2015 @ 10:21 PM

    Steven and family so sorry for your loss. Your show relayed how much you two loved each other. this news is so sad..Please accept my condolences.

  64. Lorraine • August 10, 2015 @ 10:24 PM

    Will miss the show….

  65. maria benham • August 10, 2015 @ 10:26 PM

    Chris was a joy to watch and brightened living rooms throughout this country. He will be greatly missed but not forgotten. The only sin here, Vicki Williams, is your sin of hatred.
    Steven, I hope you know that the majority of the population knows the truth. And people like Vicki Williams are just so wrong and often hide behind religion.

  66. Bernie • August 10, 2015 @ 10:38 PM

    Steven I am very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and Chris’s Mother and all of your loved ones. My thoughts are that Chris is now in heaven redesigning something and enjoying a cocktail!!

  67. Beverley • August 10, 2015 @ 11:18 PM

    Vicki Williams…to start with..Steven did not pass..Chris a very talented, vibrant, well loved, (young) man passed..I grew up in a Pentecostal home and one of the most important things I learned..(I am no ones judge)..there is only (one), and although some may believe their life style is wrong, whether we agree with it or not it is not for any of us to decide..keep in will also be judged on you biased opinion of another of Gods creations…So very sorry for your loss Steven

  68. Diane • August 10, 2015 @ 11:23 PM

    Steven, please accept my sincere condoleances from Montréal, Québec. I’ve been wathching your show for two years now and it always brought me joy ,especially when you were cooking with Chris.I heard the news on a french radio station here in Montréal and I was so surprise and sad. I love you both . Good luck to you and I will miss your show.

  69. Betty • August 10, 2015 @ 11:40 PM

    I feel so sad everytime I see his picture. He was a wonderful person and so enjoyable to watch. He was so young. My prayers are with Steven and their families.

  70. Helen • August 10, 2015 @ 11:58 PM

    I was deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of Chris. This is so tragic. My heart goes out to Stephen for the loss of his best friend and love, and also to their families. These two were an awesome team and I will miss all the funny things they did on the show. I also loved the decorating tips and creative things they did. It was always such a happy show and I will miss it.
    Please ignore the comment from Vicki Williams. The poor woman thinks it was Steven who died, so she is clearly oblivious to the story! Her judgemental beliefs are her own, and not the rest of ours. Steven & Chris were together 27 years, and this was meant to be. RIP Chris. Stay strong Steve We love you.

  71. nelda • August 11, 2015 @ 12:09 AM

    I loved watching Steven and Chris so much ,they made me feel such great joy. Chris was a wonderful human being ,so filled with love ,laughter , kindness and a sense of humor next to none. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Steven and family as time passes may you find peace in your treasured memories. RIP Chris ,we will always love and miss you.

  72. Brenda • August 11, 2015 @ 3:27 AM

    It is with a sad sad heart that I bid farewell to a fellow Newfoundlander and a very well known man who was both admired and loved by many.Chris , you touched hearts of people you didn’t even know and throughout this lifetime probably would have never met , but that was the Newfoundlander in you. My condolences to your partner Steven and to your family, friends and co workers.I know you will be greatly missed.

    Steven, don’t pay any attention to the negative comments on here, who are they to judge.The only sin i see here is ignorance from those who don’t half the intelligence to know any better

  73. Yvonne S • August 11, 2015 @ 3:39 AM

    My sincere condolences to Steven and Chris’s family.
    I’m a huge fan of our two amazing Canadian designers.
    Steven & Chris will be sadly missed in our household.

  74. SheilaLynn • August 11, 2015 @ 5:03 AM

    My heart goes out to you Steven, It is with great sadness I pray for the loss of your life partner/spouse Christopher, your soul mate a young beautiful heart who made the world a happier place. Both YOU & Chris made chemistry together A picture perfect match. Two hearts of gold. I fell in love with both of you on-screen. You will never forget the love you had with Chris it’s unbearable right now, In time you will learn to live again. I lost my spouse 6yrs ago of 21yrs together I talk about our great memories always I’m still learning to live. There is no time limit for grieving take all the time you need just remember about everyone who loves you Steven…so sorry for your loss. Condolences to Steven and the Families. We will always love and miss you. Rest In Paradise Christopher Hyndman. Gone but never forgotten. Loyal fan from Winnipeg, MB.

  75. Christine • August 11, 2015 @ 5:18 AM

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Steven and his family. I went to one of there shows last year and it was fantastic. Chris you will be greatly missed.

  76. cynthia • August 11, 2015 @ 7:45 AM

    Shocked and saddened! Why is it that the gentle loving souls are often called home so early? …..and the mean and hurtful live on to spread their filth around for years.

  77. Allison • August 11, 2015 @ 7:50 AM

    I was so shocked to hear about Chris. I met him at Shoppers Drug mart awhile back and enjoyed talking to him. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers go out to Steven. He must be beside himself with grief. Be strong Steven and know you are not alone.

  78. Christina • August 11, 2015 @ 7:54 AM

    I will always remember the way Chris made me laugh during the show. My thoughts & prayers are with you Steven. He will be greatly missed..

  79. Mary • August 11, 2015 @ 8:09 AM

    Chris was such a wonderful soul! Funny! Loved his show! RIP. He will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Steven and with Chris’s family.

  80. Aruna • August 11, 2015 @ 10:34 PM

    Chris, such a goodheart person, I love his show. He made me laugh and think. Rest him in pease and my prayers and thoughts are with his family.

  81. rubuntu • April 25, 2016 @ 6:48 PM

    Good Riddance fruitcake.

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