Leaving behind three young children, George Smitherman's husband Christopher Peloso, who went missing last morning, was found dead this morning.
Smitherman is the former Ontario Health Minister in the scandal-plagued Dalton McGuinty government who lost the 2010 Toronto mayoral race to Rob Ford despite entering the contest as the odds-on favorite.
Peloso reportedly suffered from depression. The cause of death at this time has not been announced but is believed to be self-inflicted.
Peloso had previously gone missing in September but was found in a disheveled state in railway yards two days after his disappearance following a massive police hunt.