Demian Bichir announced the death of his wife Stefanie Sherk via Instagram on Wednesday, and it's heartbreaking.
"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," Bechir said.
"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."
Although a cause of death was not revealed at the time, People confirmed on Thursday that Sherk died as a result of suicide by drowning, as per the L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner.
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.
The duo were first linked in 2010 and were rumored to be married throughout their relationship but it was not confirmed until her death. They did not have any children together, but Bichir has a daughter from a previous relationship.
As new information has been released, the Weeds actor took to Instagram again on Friday to discuss Sherk's passing.
"Myself and our beloved families are devastated over this powerful event that has changed our lives forever," he explained. "Once again, we ask for your comprehension so that we may mourn in peace and privacy something so extremely sad and difficult. Any other declarations about this matter will be made through this account.
We thank you all for your love and solidarity. Stefanie's life and legacy are so much more than what took her away from us so soon."
Our thoughts and prayers are with Bichir and their loved ones.