Chris Gauthier, ‘As soon as Upon a Time’ and ‘Eureka’ character actor, dies at 48

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Chris Gauthier, a personality actor who appeared in “As soon as Upon a Time,” “Eureka” and several other CW sequence, has died. He was 48.

The Canadian-British actor died Friday morning “instantly and unexpectedly following a brief sickness,” in response to a Monday assertion from his administration firm, RED Administration.

“He was a sort, witty, passionate and empathetic man and we’ll all miss him dearly. Our hearts exit to his household that he spoke of with such love and delight and we ask that you simply respect their privateness throughout this tough time,” the RED assertion added.

“As a beloved Vancouver-based character actor, Chris shared his skills with so many people each on tv and in movie. His loss is felt not simply by his followers however by these of us who have been fortunate sufficient to know him extra personally,” his expertise company, TriStar Appearances/Occasion Horizon Expertise, advised TVLine. “On behalf of his household, we do ask for privateness throughout this time in order that they can grieve correctly.”

Gauthier notably performed Captain Hook’s sidekick William Smee in ABC’s Disney fairy-tale-inspired prime-time drama “As soon as Upon a Time,” which ran on ABC from 2012 to 2018. He additionally performed the cafe proprietor Vincent in SyFy’s adventure-comedy “Eureka” and appeared within the 2003 slasher movie “Freddy vs. Jason,” CBS’ “Harper’s Island,” Netflix’s “A Sequence of Unlucky Occasions,” USA’s “Psych” and the CW’s “Smallville,” “iZombie” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.”

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Chris Gauthier places his hand over Emilie De Ravin’s mouth as if to kidnap her in an episode of “As soon as Upon a Time.”

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“Our Eureka household misplaced one in every of our personal this week,” tweeted “Eureka” co-star Jordan Hazard, who performed Zoe within the sequence, which ran from 2006 to 2012. “Chris Gauthier was the kindest, coolest man you ever met. He was a real expertise, an actual actor. I by no means met one one that had a remotely dangerous factor to say about Chris. He was simply the realest and sweetest there was. … If you happen to knew Chris, you liked Chris. We’ll miss you a lot buddy”

Colin O’Donoghue, who performed Hook on “OUAT,” mourned his former co-star on Instagram, sharing a behind-the-scenes photograph from the sequence and writing: “Relaxation in Peace Chris! Heartbroken! My love and ideas exit to [his wife] and the boys! You’ll be missed brother! You have been the actual captain!!”

“Oh no. Relaxation simple Chris. I’m so sorry [Colin]. Therapeutic love and light-weight to all who love him,” commented co-star Lana Parilla, who performed the Evil Queen on the sequence.

“OUAT” co-showrunner Adam Horowitz wrote: “So unhappy to listen to of the passing of Chris Gauthier. Such a sort, candy, and proficient individual. You’ll be missed.”

Co-star Raphael Sbarge, who performed Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Archibald Hopper on the present, added: “The expensive Chris Gauthier, aka @captaingauthier … has handed — and all of us morn [sic] the information. A sweeter, happier soul can be arduous to seek out. A person of consummate character, generosity and nice expertise. Flights of Angels, Captain. #Onceuponatime”

“Nonetheless in shock over the passing of our good friend Chris Gauthier,” tweeted Sean Maguire, the sequence’ Robin Hood. “He was such a stunning man. Beloved speaking about soccer and our youngsters collectively. Such heat variety man. I ship all my like to his spouse youngsters and associates. He’ll be vastly missed by everybody that knew him.”

“I didn’t know Chris properly however I filmed a scene with him on Smallville as soon as and I had such a blast with him. his power was electrical. he was a delight. It’s very unhappy to listen to this information. RIP buddy,” wrote “Smallville” actor Michael Rosenbaum, who performed Lex Luthor within the “Superman” prequel sequence.

“Sonic the Hedgehog” actor and good friend Lee Majdoub tweeted: “you have been one in every of a sort, my good friend. Thanks on your mild, your positivity, & your steerage by way of the years. Most significantly, thanks for all of the laughs we shared. Wouldn’t be right here with out you. You’ll be missed, ‘Vivtorrrrria!!!’”

Gauthier is survived by his spouse and two youngsters.

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