Steven Sabados has announced that his beloved daytime show, Steven & Chris, will not return following the untimely death of his co-host and husband, Christopher Hyndman. “It’s impossible for me to even imagine continuing the show without him,” he said in a post on Facebook.
The announcement comes three weeks after the country received the shocking news that Christopher had passed away at the age of 49. His partner of 27 years broke his silence a few days later, thanking fans for their support. “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," wrote Steven.
The CBC, which aired the pair’s show for eight seasons, is said to be in full support of Steven’s decision to cancel the series. “Some of the best times in my life have been at the CBC – creating an incredible show with Christopher by my side and a fantastic team behind the scenes," he writes, adding, “The CBC understands and supports my decision 100 per cent and I hope you can as well.”
Christopher’s family and friends paid their last respects during a private funeral service in Toronto on Aug. 12. They have asked for privacy during this difficult time, but did reflect on the star's life in a beautifully written obituary that appeared in the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail. Calling him their, “blazing comet,” the family says that Christopher will be “with us in heart and spirit; now and forever.”