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Actor Demian Bichir's wife Stephanie Sherk dies

In an Instagram post on Thursday, Bichir said Sherk died "peacefully" on April 20.

Actor Demian Bichir's wife Stephanie Sherk dies
Pic Courtesy: Instagram/Demian Bichir

Los Angeles: Stefanie Sherk, actor-model and wife of Oscar-nominated actor Demian Bichir, has died. She was 43. According to ENews, the Los Angeles County medical examiner has ruled Sherk's death as a suicide. 

The causes of her death included anoxic encephalopathy; a condition caused by lack of oxygen to brain tissue, drowning and asphyxia. The actor's body was reportedly found at the bottom of the family's swimming pool.

In an Instagram post on Thursday, Bichir said Sherk died "peacefully" on April 20.

"It has been the saddest and toughest time of our lives and we don't know how much time it will take for us to overcome this pain. Stefanie's beautiful, angelical and talented presence will be immensely missed. We will hold Stefanie in our hearts forever," he wrote. 

"We thank everybody beforehand for their prayers and we respectfully ask for your understanding so we may grieve in peace and privacy in these incredibly difficult times. It is our sincerest hope that our beautiful Stefanie, my angel and love of my life, will rest in eternal peace," he added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dear friends, On behalf of the Sherk and the Bichir Nájera families, it is with inconceivable pain that I announce that on April 20, 2019, our dearest Stefanie Sherk, my beloved and loving wife, passed away peacefully. It has been the saddest and toughest time of our lives and we don’t know how much time it will take for us to overcome this pain. Stefanie’s beautiful, angelical and talented presence will be immensely missed. We will hold Stefanie in our hearts forever. We thank everybody beforehand for their prayers and we respectfully ask for your understanding so we may grieve in peace and privacy in these incredibly difficult times. It is our sincerest hope that our beautiful Stefanie, my angel and love of my life, will rest in eternal peace. Queridos amigos, A nombre de la familia Sherk y la familia Bichir Nájera, con un dolor indescriptible, les informo que nuestra hermosa Stefanie Sherk, mi amada esposa, falleció en completa paz, el pasado 20 de Abril del año en curso. Han sido los días más tristes y dolorosos de nuestras vidas y no sabemos cuánto tiempo nos llevará sobreponernos a este dolor. La hermosa, angelical y talentosa presencia de mi Stefanie será echada de menos profundamente y permanecerá en nuestros corazones para siempre. Agrademos a todos de antemano sus oraciones y de manera respetuosa pedimos su comprensión para que podamos vivir este luto en paz y privacidad en estos momentos tan difíciles para todos nosotros. Es nuestra más sincera esperanza que nuestra amada Stefanie, mi ángel y amor de mi vida, descanse eternamente en paz.

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The couple began their relationship in 2010. They featured together in Bichir's 2016 film "Un Cuento de Circo & A Love Song". 

Sherk is best known for appearing in the TV show "CSI: Cyber" and the movie "Valentine's Day".