It’s a sad day for Canadian TV fans, as one of the country’s most beloved hosts, Christopher Hyndman, a.k.a. the Chris from Steven and Chris, has suddenly died. The news was confirmed by the show’s official Facebook feed on Tuesday morning.
While the exact details of what happened are still unknown, that hasn’t stopped an entire country (and some international fans too) from reaching out with their condolences about the loss of the 49-year-old personality.
So sad to hear this news… Christopher Hyndman, co-host of CBC’s Steven and Chris, dead at 49 http://t.co/8ncYq6GwgC
— Shauna McCabe (@shaunajmccabe) August 4, 2015
— Jeanne Beker (@Jeanne_Beker) August 4, 2015
Shocked to hear that Chris Hyndman of CBC’s Steven and Chris passed away this morning. Had NL roots. Terrible news. — David Cochrane (@CochraneCBCNL) August 4, 2015
Awe, feel so bad for Steven and their family and friends! http://t.co/4hRW6XdUyM
— MichaelAndrewJohn (@mike8t8) August 4, 2015
So sad to hear of the tragic passing of Chris Hyndman. Sending our condolences to Steven, family, and friends. Rest in peace, Chris.
— MarilynDenis (@TheMarilynShow) August 4, 2015
So very sad to hear of the passing of Chris Hyndman. He was always laughing, always smiling. A great Newfoundland character.
— Rick Mercer (@rickmercer) August 4, 2015
Just hearing that Chris Hyndman, from CBC’s ‘Steven & Chris’ has passed away. I’m stunned and sad. He was such a great, fun guy.
— Brent Butt (@BrentButt) August 4, 2015
So very sad to hear of Chris Hyndman’s death. A great and talented man. Deepest condolences to Steve. Heartbreaking. http://t.co/WhxNnBz4aq
— Lisa LaFlamme (@LisaLaFlammeCTV) August 4, 2015
100% of Canadians will miss 50% of the Steven & Chris duo. Rest in peace, Chris Hyndman
— Stats Canada (@stats_canada) August 4, 2015
We’ll miss you Chris.