Mexican actor Demian Bichir shares an emotional Instagram post after death of his wife and “love of his life,” Canadian actress Stefanie Sherk.

By Lena Hansen
April 24, 2019 01:47 PM

Demian Bichir is mourning his wife Stefanie Sherk. The Mexican actor, 55, shared an emotional post on Instagram after the death of the Canadian actress and producer at the age of 43. “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,” his message says. “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.”

The cause of Sherk’s death at such an early age has not been revealed. The couple met in 2011, and Sherk starred in Bichir’s directorial debut film, Un Cuento de Circo & A Love Song. The actress also had roles in the series Telenovela (alongside Eva Longoria), CSI: Cyber and The Bridge, where she shared credits with her husband.

Last year, Sherk held her husband’s hand as he walked the red carpet at the premiere of his film The Nun in Los Angeles. The Lowriders star — whose film credits also include A Better Life, American Visa and Che — was also working with his wife on the supernatural psychological horror film Grudge, now in post-production, where Sherk played a therapist, which would be her last role.

(Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

We send our condolences to Bichir and Sherk’s family at this painful time. “Stefanie’s beautiful, angelical and talented presence will be immensely missed,” the actor‘s message on Instagram concluded. “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.”

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