It's been just a few days Demian Bichir announced that his wife, Stefanie Sherk, passed away and the cause of death of the late Canadian actress and model has now been revealed.
According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner, the Refugio star died from anoxic encephalopathy after being found at the bottom of a swimming pool of her family.
Anoxic encephalopathy is a condition which causes by lack of oxygen to brain tissue.
Asphyxia and drowning have also been listed as contributing causes of the actress' death, which was ruled a suicide.
As we previously reported, Demián, 55, who is an American-Mexican actor, confirmed on Wednesday, April 24, that his wife was no more.
Alongside a photo of the Canadian native, he wrote at the time,
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.
Here's the tribute post, check it out.
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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.
Demain and Stefanie were in a romantic relationship since 2010. The actor was previously married to songstress Lisset Gutiérrez with who he shares an 8-year-old daughter, Gala.
The former couple tied the knot in 2001 and got a divorce in 2003.
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