Gabe Khouth, a veteran actor likely best known for his recent role on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, died suddenly on July 23 from cardiac arrest while riding his motorcyle.
He was 46 years old.
Friend and fellow actor Peter Kelamis shared the tragic 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 ALWAYS put a smile on everyone’s face. My deepest condolences to his Family and friends. RIP-You kind, kind soul#Heartbroken #gonetoosoon."
Khouth joined Once Upon a Time in the first season, taking on the recurring role of Sneezy/Tom Clark and appearing in a total of 43 episodes over the series’ seven-season run.
His other television credits include the following:
- The Crossing
- Life Sentence
- A Series of Unfortunate Events
Not everyone is aware that Kouth was also was a prolific voice-over actor in such projects as: Beyblade Burst and Fruit Ninja, along the features Barbie & Her Sisters in a Pony Tale and Escape From Planet Earth.
Once Upon a Time co-creator Adam Horowitz remembered Khouth as “a lovely man, a great talent, and an indelible part of [our show] since the beginning," adding in his Twitter tribute:
"But more importantly, he was our friend. He will be missed.”
Lee Arenberg, who portrayed Khouth’s on-screen brother, Tweeted he is “devastated beyond words, describing Khouth as “sweet and spicy, hilarious and loveable and a pure talent."
Elsewhere, Khouth’s brother, Sam, posted a video remembrance on Twitter, saying his brother “loved to ride” and inviting fans to pay tribute at the presumed crash site in Vancouver’s, Port Moody.
Wrote another Once Upon a Time star, Emile de Ravin, in response to the loss:
So saddened by the news of @gabrielforest72 sudden passing… my heart goes out to your family & loved ones. You were so sweet, kind & caring to me.
I’ll have a beautiful memory of whenever we would talk, you were always so genuine & always could make me smile. I will miss you dearly friend.
And this from Michael Raymond James:
Just hearing about the passing of my friend and colleague @gabekhouth. I’m truly devastated. Gabe was such a sweet soul. Always quick with a smile. He brought genuine enthusiasm and joy to every occasion.
Rest easy brother. RIP.
And this from Sean Maguire:
We are all devastated by the passing of our dear & sweet friend Gabe Khouth from Once. We are going to set up a go fund me campaign for Gabe‘s kids ASAP & I hope any of you that loved his work can donate what you can to help his family get through this tragedy.
We send our condolences to the friends, family members and loved ones of Gabe Khouth.
May he rest in peace.