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Canadian model Stefanie Sherk passes away 'peacefully' at the age of just 37 as her actor husband Demian Bichir pays a heartfelt tribute to 'beautiful, angelic and talented' wife

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 25/04/2019 Jabeen Waheed For Mailonline
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Canadian model Stefanie Sherk has tragically passed away at the age of just 37. 

Actor Demian Bichir, 55, praised his 'beautiful, angelic and talented' wife as he announced with 'inconceivable pain' that Stefanie had 'peacefully' died on April 20 in an emotional Instagram post on Wednesday.

Not specifying a cause of death, he wrote: '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.'

Stefanie Sherk posing for a picture: 'She will be immensely missed': Canadian model and actress Stefanie Sherk has tragically passed away at the age of 37 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'She will be immensely missed': Canadian model and actress Stefanie Sherk has tragically passed away at the age of 37

Sharing a snap of Stefanie, the Mexican actor continued: '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.  

Demian Bichir et al. posing for the camera: 'Inconceivable pain': Her husband Demian Bichir announced that she had passed away in an emotional Instagram post on Wednesday and did not specify the cause of Stefanie's death © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'Inconceivable pain': Her husband Demian Bichir announced that she had passed away in an emotional Instagram post on Wednesday and did not specify the cause of Stefanie's death

'It is our sincerest hope that our beautiful Stefanie, my angel and love of my life, will rest in eternal peace,' he concluded.

Demian went on to repeat the message in Spanish where he also asked for respect during the difficult time of mourning. 

The likes of Diane Kruger, Richard E.Grant and Arielle Kebbel led the celebrity tributes. 

Diane wrote: Oh Demian, I’m so sorry I had no idea. I’m sending you so much love in this difficult time ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️' while Richard commented with a series of broken-herated emojis. 

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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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Arielle wrote:  'Sending so much love to you and your family. I will continue to pray for you all during this difficult time. ❤️'

Actor Bryan Craig penned: 'This will be in my prayers Demian, I’m so sorry.'

Grand Hotel actress Justina Adorno wrote: 'I’m so sorry, you’re in my thoughts and I’m sending all the love to you and your families.'

Yvette Monreal wrote: 'Demian I am soo sorry, my prayers are with you Rest in Pease to your beloved wife.'

Stefanie and Demian began dating in 2011 and do not have any children. Bichir has a daughter, Gala, born in 2011, from a previous relationship. 

The actress was born in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada and has a range of acting credentials to her name. 

Demian Bichir, Stefanie Sherk posing for the camera: Talented: The actress was born in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada and she starred in Demian's directorial debut Un Cuento de Circo & A Love Song © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Talented: The actress was born in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada and she starred in Demian's directorial debut Un Cuento de Circo & A Love Song

She starred in Demian's directorial debut Un Cuento de Circo & A Love Song alongside Eva Longoria, as well as a slew of other films Star Power, Valentine's Day and Loco Love. 

The star was most famously known for her role in the 2015 TV show #Hashtag: The Series, in which she played the mother of a technology-obsessed teen.

Stefanie was also set to be in the new Grudge movie, which is currently in post production for release next year and in which she plays a therapist. 

Meanwhile, Bichir was nominated for a coveted Oscar for Best Actor for his role in 2012's A Better Life.

Demian has also appeared in the films The Hateful Eight, Che: Guerrilla and Sex, Shame & Tears.

Related: Stars we've lost in 2019 [Wonderwall]



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