OTTAWA – Canadian model and actress Stefanie Sherk has died at the age of 37, her husband, actor Demián Bichir, has confirmed.
Ms. Sherk, who had appeared in TV offshoot “CSI: Cyber” and in movies including “Valentine’s Day,” died on Saturday, Bichir said on Instagram.
Mr. Bichir was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for his role in “A Better Life” and starred in Quentin Tarantino’s film “The Hateful Eight.”
He also appeared alongside his wife in “The Bridge,” an American remake of a Danish-Swedish drama series.
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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.
“It is with inconceivable pain that I announce that on April 20, 2019, our dearest Stefanie Ms. Sherk, my beloved and loving wife, passed away peacefully,” Mr. Bichir wrote on Instagram.
“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,” he added.
Mr. Bichir did not detail the circumstances surrounding Ms. Sherk’s death.