It was startling late last night hearing the news that Christopher Peloso, husband of George Smitherman, was missing again, just a few short months after a similar incident that ended positively.
George tweeted the following yesterday night: "Freedom from depression has been elusive for Christopher and once again he is missing and we fear for his safety."
And it was heart-breaking this morning getting the email from George Smitherman to his supporters and friends stating the following:
December 30, 2013
Toronto Police just confirmed that my darling Christopher Peloso has been found dead.
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 3 he will always be remembered for his dedication to others.
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.
You can read more about this sad story here. My sincere condolences go out to George, their two adopted children as well as to Christopher's birth daughter, the Peloso family and to all of their extended family on this tragic loss.