Christopher – Chris Abbott Death: Newfoundland NL beloved characters Passed Away, Cause of Death Unknown.

By | June 12, 2022

Christopher – Chris Abbott Death: Newfoundland NL beloved characters Passed Away, Cause of Death Unknown.

This is a developing story that Christopher Abbott have passed away, according to some statement posted on social media on February 1. 2022.

The man behind one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most beloved characters has passed away at 51.

Christopher Abbott first donned the Buddy the Puffin suit as the mascot for the St. John’s Maple Leafs of the AHL back in the early 1990s, capturing the hearts of fans with antics in the stands and on the ice.

Sara Hawkins wrote 

Buddy the Puffin is my kids favourite player. They loved going to the games to get hugs/high-fives from him. My youngest has a fear of mascots, but Chris (Buddy), recognized that and made her comfortable around him.
While he stressed me out sometimes with his what I saw as dangerous stunts, all the kids loved him. Rest in Peace Chris.
Saying goodbye to everybody's favourite Buddy: Chris Abbott, the man behind the beloved St. John's hockey mascot, dead at 51 | SaltWire

Cathy Mallard Devereaux wrote 

So long for now Christopher Abbo Abbott. I’ve known you since you were a boy. Hockey was a passion of your for many years. Then you became buddy the puffin. So sad to hear the news this morning. Heartfelt condolences to Niki and Nik. RIP buddy. You were quite the inspiration to all who knew you. Fly high with the Angels

We have not been able to verify this story and therefore can not say for sure that the above mentioned individual is dead. This is a developing story.

CONDOLENCES

Genell Clarkson wrote

This die hard Reading fan was brought to tears over the news. You know someone is a class act and makes a difference when you befriend and inspire such a connection over such a distance. My condolences to the Newfoundland family. My heart is broken for you. Abbo truly made a difference for the sport and community beyond measure. Not a mean bone in his body and always willing to provide encouragement or advice. RIP friend. You are missed already.

Brad Joseph wrote 
As a mascot myself I know the immeasurable joy you can bring to the eyes of children. He did so much great work in the community and the Janeway etc. I was consistently amazed at his agility and energy it’s not easy to do with your vision obstructed, the heat in the costume etc. … saw him walk the glass once… that impressed the hell out of me. RIP Chris you brought happiness to hundreds of thousands of people and that’s a legacy.

Ryan Parsons wrote 
Here’s a genuine photo bomb from Buddy while myself and daughter attended a game a few years back. Chris could always be seen as Buddy interacting with just about every excited kid he came near. A genuinely great entertainer!
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MORE TRIBUTES

Tracey Parrell wrote. 
So many wonderful memories, I’d be here all day sharing them all. I always try to be a good person, make people smile, be that little bit of sunshine because I know you well what the shadows are like. Today in particular I think we should all make the effort to make someone smile,,,,for Abbo….for Buddy. We got big shoes to fill but if each of us acted a little like Buddy every day we would do him proud by making the world a little better!!

David Follett wrote 
Heartbreaking news. There will never be another Abbo Buddy. He will be impossible to replace. He was the heart and soul of the team spirit – both on and off the ice and his contribution has exceeded any repayment of thoughts and memories we will give and for that we are truly grateful…Rest In Peace Chris……..you were one of a kind and you will be missed. I hope #92 will be high in the rafters of MB Center for all to admire.

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