In addition to his work on Once Upon a Time and Eureka, Gauthier was also known for his work in Smallville, Supernatural, Joe Pickett, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Legends of Tomorrow and Charmed, among others. His film credits included 40 Days and 40 Nights, Agent Cody Banks and Freddy vs. Jason.

Colin O’Donoghue, who played Captain Hook alongside Gauthier’s Smee on Once Upon a Time, shared a tribute to his former costar on Instagram.

“Rest in Peace Chris! Heartbroken!” he captioned a Feb. 25 post, which featured an image of the two on set. He added of Gauthier’s wife and children, who survive him, “My love and thoughts go out to Erin and the boys! You will be missed brother! You were the real captain!!”

Showrunner Adam Horowitz wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, of Gauthier’s passing, “So sad to hear of the passing of Chris Gauthier. Such a kind, sweet, and talented person. You will be missed.”

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