In a statement issued on 4 a.m. Monday morning, former deputy premier, George Smitherman, revealed that his 40-year-old husband, Christopher Peloso, has been found dead. The news of Mr. Peloso disappearing was made public at around 11 a.m. on Sunday, which explained that he escaped from the couples’ home in the Bloor St.-Lansdowne Ave. area for the second time in less than four months.
Consequently, Police and Smitherman both issued a joint public appeal for help locating the man, who Smitherman said suffered from depression. In the statement issued on Monday, Mr. Smitherman confirmed that “Toronto Police just confirmed that my darling Christopher Peloso has been found dead.” He further elucidated that “we will celebrate his life and we will find comfort somehow in knowing that he has found peace from the depression that has wreaked havoc on his mind. A son and brother, a husband and father of three he will always be remembered for his dedication to others.” In addition to that, it said that “we have been greatly aided by the compassion of the Toronto Police service and we will find strength going forward from the legions of people in our extended family who loved him so.”