Chris Gauthier, 'Once Upon A Time' and 'Eureka' Actor, Passes Away at 48

Beloved actor's sudden passing shocks the entertainment community.

by Nouman Rasool
Chris Gauthier, 'Once Upon A Time' and 'Eureka' Actor, Passes Away at 48
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Chris Gauthier, a remarkably talented English-born Canadian actor renowned for his roles in popular TV series such as "Once Upon a Time" and "Eureka", has passed away at the age of 48. On February 23, the entertainment world was shaken by the news of his untimely demise, attributed to a brief, unspecified illness.

This loss has sent ripples through the acting community, leaving fans and colleagues alike in mourning. In an official statement released by TriStar Appearances/Event Horizon Talent, Gauthier's management team expressed their profound sorrow: "We can confirm that our dear friend and client, Chris Gauthier, passed away on Friday morning, February 23.

At just 48 years old, his departure is a significant loss not only to his admirers but also to those of us who had the privilege of knowing him beyond the screen. We respectfully request privacy for his family during this challenging period, allowing them time to grieve properly."

O'Donoghue Mourns Gauthier

Colin O'Donoghue, who played alongside Gauthier in "Once Upon a Time", shared his grief on Instagram: "Rest in Peace Chris!

Heartbroken! My love and thoughts go out to wife Erin and the boys! You will be missed, brother! You were the real captain!!" Gauthier portrayed the memorable character William Smee, with O'Donoghue as his captain, Hook. Adam Horowitz, co-showrunner of "Once Upon a Time", also expressed his condolences, stating, "So sad to hear of the passing of Chris Gauthier.

Such a kind, sweet, and talented person. You will be missed." Beyond "Once Upon a Time" and "Eureka", Gauthier's impressive television career spanned several acclaimed shows. He made notable appearances in "Supernatural", "Harper's Island", "Sanctuary", "Smallville", "A Series of Unfortunate Events", "Legends of Tomorrow", "Charmed", and "Joe Pickett".

His versatility and skill brought life to each role he played. In addition to television, Gauthier graced the big screen in films like "40 Days and 40 Nights", "Agent Cody Banks", and "Freddy vs. Jason", showcasing his range across different genres.