The death of actress and mannequin Stefanie Sherk has been ruled a suicide.
Oscar-nominated actor Demian Birchir confirmed yesterday that his wife had ‘passed away peacefully’, though her explanation for death was not revealed.
Now, the LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner has confirmed that Stefanie took her personal life.
According to People, one of many causes of death was listed as drowning, in addition to anoxic encephalopathy and asphyxia
Birchir reportedly discovered his spouse unresponsive within the swimming pool at their Sherman Oaks on 12 April, after he returned from grocery procuring.
The Blast reports that the actress was efficiently resuscitated and was dropped at a native hospital, however died eight days later.
Whereas it was believed that Stefanie was 37, official information listing her age as 43.
Sherk – greatest recognized for her roles in Telenovela, #Hashtag: The Sequence and Valentine’s Day, died on 20 April, with Demian confirming her passing in an Instagram publish.
The 55-year-old wrote: ‘Pricey associates, On behalf of the Sherk and the Bichir Nájera households, it’s with inconceivable ache that I announce that on April 20, 2019, our dearest Stefanie Sherk, my beloved and loving spouse, handed away peacefully..
‘It has been the saddest and toughest time of our lives and we don’t know the way a lot time it should take for us to beat this ache. Stefanie’s stunning, angelical and gifted presence will probably be immensely missed. We’ll maintain Stefanie in our hearts without end.
‘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.’
Diane Kruger commented: ‘Oh Demian, I’m so sorry I had no thought 💔 I’m sending you a lot love on this tough time’, whereas Richard E Grant left a string of damaged coronary heart emojis.
Perez Hilton additionally commented: ‘My deepest condolences. Keeping her loved ones in my heart!’
Stefanie, born in Ontario, Canada, appeared in a variety of TV collection over time together with Telenovela, CSI: Cyber, The Bridge and #Hashtag, and had completed filming the horror film Grudge with Andrea Riseborough and John Cho.
She additionally appeared in her husband’s directorial debut Un cuento de circo & a Love Track.
The actress had been in a relationship with Demian – who was nominated for the Finest Actor Oscar in 2012 for his function in A Higher Life – since 2010, and was stepmother to the actor’s daughter Gala.