Canadian model Stefanie Sherk passes away ‘peacefully’ at the age of 37

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.’

'She will be immensely missed': Canadian model and actress Stefanie Sherk has tragically passed away at the age of 37

'She will be immensely missed': Canadian model and actress Stefanie Sherk has tragically passed away at the age of 37

‘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.  

'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

'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

‘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

Sad: Sharing a snap of Stefanie, the Mexican actor continued: 'It has been the saddest time of our lives and we don’t know how much time it will take for us to overcome this pain'

Sad: Sharing a snap of Stefanie, the Mexican actor continued: 'It has been the saddest time of our lives and we don’t know how much time it will take for us to overcome this pain'

Sad: Sharing a snap of Stefanie, the Mexican actor continued: ‘It has been the saddest time of our lives and we don’t know how much time it will take for us to overcome this pain’

‘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. 

'My angel and love of my life': Demian, who repeated the message in Spanish, also asked for respect during the difficult time of mourning

'My angel and love of my life': Demian, who repeated the message in Spanish, also asked for respect during the difficult time of mourning

‘My angel and love of my life’: Demian, who repeated the message in Spanish, also asked for respect during the difficult time of mourning

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. 

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

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

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.

Love story: Stefanie and Demian began dating in 2010 and do not have any children. Bichir has a daughter, Gala, born in 2011, from a previous relationship

Love story: Stefanie and Demian began dating in 2010 and do not have any children. Bichir has a daughter, Gala, born in 2011, from a previous relationship

Love story: Stefanie and Demian began dating in 2010 and do not have any children. Bichir has a daughter, Gala, born in 2011, from a previous relationship

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