The death of actress and model Stefanie Sherk, Demián Bichir‘s wife, has been ruled a suicide, the L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner has confirmed.
Canadian actress, Sherk, died on April 20 at the age of 43. Bichir, 55, confirmed her death in a heartbreaking Instagram post earlier this week, explaining that she had “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,” the Oscar nominee wrote. “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,” Bichir added. “It is our sincerest hope that our beautiful Stefanie, my angel and love of my life, will rest in eternal peace.”
Sherk’s most noticeable film roles included: #Hashtag: The Series, Valentine’s Day, Star Power, Loco Love, as well as the upcoming horror movie Grudge.