Canadian television host Chris Hyndman has died at the age of 49, the Associated Press reports.
Hyndman was a co-host onSteven and Chris, a Canadian lifestyle show. The Canadian Broadcast Corporation, which airs the show, said Hyndman was found on Monday with no vital signs in an alleyway in Toronto. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the CBC informed staff in a memo.
“It is with profound sadness that we share the news Christopher Hyndman died early this morning,” the memo read.
Hyndman’s co-host, Steven Sabados, was also his husband. Steven and Chriswas one of many projects the couple worked on together. Other projects include a home décor line launched in 2007 that features furniture, textiles, decorative accessories and area rugs.
After founding a design company, The Sabados Group, and starring in three HGTV series – Designer Guys, Design Rivals and So Chic with Steven and Chris – the couple launched their daily lifestyle show Steven and Chris.
The pair’s website states that their television shows have aired in more than 80 countries across the globe and their design work was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Other members of the HGTV family took to Twitter to remember Hyndman.
Jonathan Scott, co-host of HGTV’s Property Brothers, Tweeted, “I’m heartbroken to hear that Chris Hyndman has died. Just a joy to b around and such a kind soul. You will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.”
Scott’s brother and co-host, Drew, also shared his thoughts in a Tweet, writing, “It saddens me to hear that Chris Hyndman from @CBC’s @stevenandchris has passed. He was a great guy and will be missed.”