Santa Baby star Gabe Khouth passed away aged 46 on July 23 following a reported motorcycle accident in Port Moody.
According to The Mirror, the star who also appeared as Skip The Elf in the movie, as well as one of the seven dwarves, Mr Clark/Sneezy in ABC’s Once Upon A Time is said to have had a cardiac arrest while driving.
His actor and friend Peter Kalemis revealed the sad news on Twitter, writing: ‘On July 23rd, my friend, Gabe Kouth appeared to suffer a cardiac arrest while riding his motorcycle and tragically died as a result.
Gabe Khouth dead: The Santa Baby actor sadly passed away on July 23, aged 46 following a reported motorcycle accident in Port Moody, Canada
Loss: The beloved star famously played Skip The Elf in Santa Baby (left)
‘Gabe ALWAYS put a smile on everyone’s face. My deepest condolences to his Family and friends RIP- You kind, kind soul #heartbroken #gonetoosoon.’
His brother, fellow actor Sam Vincent, also paid tribute to him, sharing a video of himself standing in the spot which is believed to be where his sibling lost his life.
He said: ‘We are here. If you want to come down, put flowers down, leave a message for Gabe, we are on the south west corner of Queen’s and St John’s. [in Port Moody].
Heartbreaking: Gabe’s brother Sam Vincent, shared a video of himself at the spot where his brother is believed to have lost his life and urged fans to leave flowers for him if he so wished
He said: ‘We are here. If you want to come down, put flowers down, leave a message for Gabe, we are on the south west corner of Queen’s and St John’s. [in Port Moody]’
‘The Starbucks is across the street. Come down and pay tribute if you want.’
Breaking down in tears, he continued: ‘My brother loved to ride. He loved all of you. Thank you.’
According to Tri-City News : The Port Moody Police said in a statement that a victim had been airlifted from the scene of the crash.
Major role: Gabe (front) as one of the seven dwarves, Mr Clark/Sneezy in ABC’s Once Upon A Time
Touching: Actor, writer and producer Jason Burkart paid tribute and shared pictures of himself with Gabe
They added: ‘The crash occurred at around 1:30 p.m. local time on July 23.
‘Authorities have yet to determine what caused the crash. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward.
MailOnline has contacted a representative for Port Moody police.
Acclaimed ABC series Once Upon A Time, borrows elements and characters from the Disney universe and popular Western literature, folklore, and fairy tales.
Gabe’s co-star, Jason Burkart wrote on Twitter: ‘I’m totally saddened by the loss of our good friend Gabe @gabekhouth.
Sharing: Gabe’s Once Upon A Time co-star Sean Maguire paid tribute to the actor
‘You will forever be in our hearts and memories. Thanks for all the belly laughs. Love ya buddy❤️ Feel free to visit/leave flowers/write notes.’
And their co-star Sean Maguire tweeted: ‘We are going to set up a go fund me campaign for Gabe‘s kids ASAP.
‘And I hope any of you that loved his work can donate what you can to help his family get through this tragedy.’
Gabe was very open about his battle with mental health and would speak openly with his followers about how he was feeling on social media.
In a pinned tweet, he wrote: ‘I’m finding the courage to talk about my feelings & knowing that health is wealth.’
Close friends: Gabe (left) pictured out in a bar with former EastEnders actor Sean (second from left)
Sad: Gabe and Sean in a still taken from Once Upon A Time – the show borrows elements and characters from the Disney universe and popular Western literature, folklore, and fairy tales
There for one another: Gabe (third from left) shared this picture of himself out with his co-stars back in February 2016