LIVING

'Steven And Chris' Will Not Return, Says Steven Sabados

08/21/2015 12:58 EDT | Updated 08/21/2016 05:59 EDT
Todd Oren via Getty Images
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: TV personalities Steven Sabados (L) and Chris Hyndman attend the 'The Secret Disco Revolution' Party during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at The Courthouse on September 8, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Todd Oren/Getty Images)
TORONTO — Steven Sabados won't be returning to the CBC-TV show "Steven and Chris" after the death of his husband/co-host Chris Hyndman.

In a statement on the show's Facebook page, Sabados says "it's impossible" for him to imagine continuing the daytime lifestyles series without Hyndman.

He adds the CBC understands and supports his decision and he hopes viewers can as well.

CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson says the public broadcaster "will be exploring new options" for its daytime schedule over the next few months.

Hyndman died earlier this month at age 49.

In the Facebook message, Sabados says it's been "an incredibly difficult time" and he thanks those who've supported him over the past few weeks.

He also notes that some of the best times of his life have been at the CBC.

The CBC reported Hyndman was found dead on Aug. 3 in an alleyway outside the Toronto residence he shared with Sabados.

His cause of death has not been revealed, but police said there was no criminal investigation.

Read the full text of the Facebook message below:

A message from Steven Sabados:I wanted to write and send a sincere thank you to everyone who has reached out and...

Posted by Steven and Chris on Friday, August 21, 2015