By Will Robinson
Updated August 04, 2015 at 10:49 PM EDT
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Chris Hyndman, co-host of CBC’s popular daytime talk show Steven and Chris, died early Tuesday morning. He was 49 years old. The network confirmed the news Tuesday afternoon.

“It is with profound sadness that we share the news Christopher Hyndman died early this morning,” the statement read. “We extend our deepest sympathies to Steven, family, friends, colleagues and his many fans at this most difficult time; our thoughts are with them all.”

Hyndman was born in the Canadian province of Newfoundland. In 1992, he co-created The Sabados Group, a design company, with future husband and co-host Steven Sabados. They broke into TV with Designer Guys, an HGTV (Canada) lifestyle show. The two authored Designer Guys: Finding Your Personal Style, the best-selling 2003 book.

Steven and Chris, their most recent show, has aired since 2008.