Gabe Khouth is the “Once Upon a Time” star who died on July 23 at the age of 46. His tragic passing was announced in a Twitter post from his older brother, fellow actor, Sam Vincent.
According to Khouth’s co-star Jason Burkart, Khouth died after suffering a heart attack while riding his motorcycle in Port Moody, British Columbia. Port Moody is located around 13 miles east of Vancouver. While another co-star, Peter Kelamis, further confirmed the news by tweeting, “On July 23rd, my friend, Gabe Khouth 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.”
In the video announcing his brother’s tragic death, Sam Vincent asked fans and friends to come to the area where the crash occurred to pay tribute to the late actor. Vincent also said that Khouth “went out doing what he loved, he’s at peace now.” The heartbreaking video ends with Vincent saying, “My brother loved to ride, he loved all of you. Thank you.”
The area of the shrine is at the intersection of Saint Johns Street and Queens Street in Port Moody.
The Port Moody Police said in a statement that a victim had been airlifted from the scene of the crash. The crash occurred at around 1:30 p.m. local time on July 23. Authorities have yet to determine what caused the crash. The press release described the victim as having “serious, life-threatening injuries.” The Tri-Cities News reports that detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Gabe Khouth Played Sneezy of the 7 Dwarves on ‘Once Upon a Time’
Khouth played the roles of Sneezy/Mr. Clark, one of the seven dwarves, in the ABC show, “Once Upon a Time.” Khouth joined the show in its first season and remained a recurring character during its run. Khouth, a native of North Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, is perhaps better known for his work voicing anime characters, notably Nicol Amalfi in “Gundam SEED.” Khouth also voiced characters on the shows “Fruit Ninja” and “Beyblade Burst,” as well as the movies, “Barbe & Her Sisters in a Pony Tale” and “Escape from Planet Earth.” His other TV acting roles included, “iZombie,” “Supernatural,” and “A Series of Unfortunate Events.”
Khouth is also known for playing the roles of Victor Criss and Patrick Hocksetter in the original mini-series, “It,” according to his IMDb page. Khouth’s brother, Sam Vincent, is known for his voice-acting work in “Ninjago” and “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.” Vincent also voiced a character in Seth Rogan’s “Sausage Party.”
2. Among Kouth’s First Roles Was a Part in Johnny Depp’s ’21 Jump Street’
Khouth said in a 2012 interview that he got his start in acting at the age of 16 in Vancouver when he signed with an agent. At that stage, Khouth had been attending a theater-focused high school.
Among his first roles was a part in the Canadian movie “Terminal City Ricochet” alongside Dead Kennedys member Jello Biafra and legendary actor Peter Breck. That same year, Khouth starred alongside Johnny Depp in an episode of “21 Jump Street.”
Khouth said in a 2013 tweet that despite being born in Vancouver, he moved to Tahiti at the age of 3 and spent three months living there.
3. Khouth Often Spoke Candidly of the Importance of Speaking About Mental Health Issues
On his Twitter page, Khouth regularly discussed depression and anxiety. In January 2016, Khouth said that riding his motorcycle helped to relieve stress and combatted depression.
While in 2018, Khouth said that due to insomnia, he began to battle anxiety and depression. The pinned tweet at the top of Khouth’s page reads, “I’m finding the courage to talk about my feelings & knowing that health is wealth. #Menshealth #Mentalhealth.”
On July 21, just two days before his death, Khouth posted an emotional video to Twitter in which he discussed a lack of respect he believes he receives in Vancouver. Khouth said, “31 years in Vancouver and I have no respect. No one cares about what I have accomplished… it makes me sad… there’s a lot of pain.”
4. Khouth’s Brother Says the Pair Were ‘Born With a Healthy Hambone’
Khouth’s brother said in a November 2015 interview that he and Khouth had been born with “a healthy hambone.” Hambone usually means someone who is an overactor.
Vincent went on to say, “Dinners and family functions were always filled with a healthy dose of comedy skits and general tomfoolery.” Vincent also says that he appeared in episodes of “21 Jump Street” alongside his brother.
5. Khouth’s Death Has Led to an Outpouring of Emotion on Social Media
As news of Khouth’s tragic passing spread across social media, many of his colleagues, as well as fans, began to pay touching tributes to the late Gabe Khouth. The creator of “Once Upon a Time,” Adam Horowitz paid tribute to Khouth by tweeting, “Terribly saddened to learn of the passing of Gabe Khouth… a lovely man, a great talent, and an indelible part of Once Upon A Time since the beginning. But more importantly, he was our friend. He will be missed. RIP, Gabe.”
Here are some of the most poignant tributes: