Hyndman was featured on lifestyle show with Steven Sabados, his off-screen partner
from CBC News Posted 1:15 PM ET
The body of Christopher Hyndman, co-host of the afternoon talk showSteven and Chris on CBC-TV, was found in an alleyway in Toronto’s east end, police confirm.
“It is with profound sadness that we share the news Christopher Hyndman died,” said the public broadcaster in a memo distributed to staff Tuesday afternoon.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to Steven, family, friends and colleagues; our thoughts are with them all.”
Toronto police told CBC News on Tuesday that Hyndman, 49, was found without vital signs in an alleyway near the intersection of Queen Street and Broadview Avenue in Toronto shortly after 11 p.m. ET Monday.
Det. Terry Wray said police are not appealing for witnesses, though it remains a “completely open investigation.” He added that police would not comment further until completing interviews.
Hyndman started the design company The Sabados Group with Steven Sabados, his off-screen partner and television co-host, in 1992. The pair went on to notable success with several programs before featuring on CBC-TV, including the HGTV shows Chic with Steven and Chris, Design Rivals and Designer Guys.
The two were known for their chemistry and cheeky banter.
Hyndman often played the joker, while the more straitlaced Sabados played up his calm and pragmatic demeanour.
According to the pair’s website, their various television programs have aired in more than 80 countries worldwide and their design work has been featured by Oprah Winfrey.
Chuck Thompson, head of public affairs at CBC English Services, said the show has been pulled f
so sad… a lot of fans of the show, as well as contributors, and CBC staff will be affected.. Such a vibrant man..