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Canadian Actress and Model Stefanie Sherk Dies By Suicide at 43

Canadian actress and model Stefanie Sherk died by suicide on April 20, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office. She was 43.

As an actress, Sherk appeared in films such as “Valentine’s Day,” “Un Cuento de Circo & A Love Song” and “Loco Love.” She also had roles on TV shows like “CSI: Cyber,” “Telenovela” and “#Hashtag: The Series.” According to her IMDB page, Sherk will appear in “Grudge” in early 2020, which is currently in post-production.

Sherk’s husband, actor Demián Bichir, announced her death 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,” Bichir wrote. “Stefanie’s beautiful, angelical and talented presence will be immensely missed. We will hold Stefanie in our hearts forever.”

 

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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.

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In response, friends and coworkers took to social media to share condolences, with a number of celebrities commenting on Bichir’s Instagram post, including actress and songwriter Denyse Tontz and actress Diane Kruger.

Actress Laura Zak, who worked with Sherk on “#Hashtag: The Series” also shared her condolences on social media.

If this news is hard for you, know you are not alone, and that there is help for people who feel suicidal. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world.