Toronto Police confirm Christopher Peloso, the husband of ex-Ontario Deputy Premier George Smitherman, has been found dead.
Early Monday morning, Smitherman's Twitter account showed a message that said:
"Toronto Police just confirmed that my darling Christopher Peloso has been found dead. We will celebrate his life and we will find comfort in knowing that he has found peace from the depression that has wreaked havoc on his mind."
Peloso disappeared around 11:00am Sunday from his home in the Bloor Street and Landsdowne Avenue.
Peloso had a history of clinical depression and disappeared in September for more than 36 hours and was found near a rail line in the Landsdowne Avenue and Dupont Street area.
Authorities say relatives of the 40-year old have been notified but will not go into detail on the circumstances surrounding Peloso's death.
It is not clear when he died or where he was found.
Smitherman served as Ontario's health minister and energy minister before he stepped down to run for Mayor in Toronto's 2010 civic election.
Peloso is survived by Smitherman and their two children. He has another child from a previous marriage.