Stefanie Sherk, actress and model wife of The Bridge star Demian Bichir, dies at 37

Stefanie Sherk, the Canadian model and actress wife of actor Demian Bichir, has died at the age of 37.

Bichir confirmed that she died peacefully at home.

"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," he wrote in a message on Instagram.

"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.

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"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."

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 04: Actor Demián Bichir and actress Stefanie Sherk arrive for the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Nun" held at TCL Chinese Theatre on September 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 17: Stefanie Sherk and Demian Bichir attend the Placido Domingo 50th Anniversary Concert at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on November 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 07: Actor Demian Bichir and Stefanie Sherk arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Hateful Eight' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on December 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Actors Stefanie Sherk (L) and Demian Bichir attend the premiere of "Food Chains" at the Los Angeles Theater Center on November 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: (L-R) Actors Demian Bichir, Stefanie Sherk and honoree Quentin Tarantino, wearing Gucci attend the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for LACMA)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 19: Actor Demian Bichir and Stefanie Sherk attends Premiere of Dimension Films' "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 19, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 07: Actors Stefanie Sherk, Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger attend the after party for the season premiere of FX's "The Bridge" at the Pacific Design Center on July 7, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Demian Bichir (R) and Stefanie Sherk attend The Cinema Society & Links of London screening of Fox Searchlight Pictures' "Dom Hemingway" at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on March 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 08: Actor Demian Bichir (R) and actress Stefanie Sherk arrive at the series premiere of FX's "The Bridge" at DGA Theater on July 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23: Actors Demian Bichir (R) and Stefanie Sherk attend "The Heat" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on June 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 25: Actor Demian Bichir (R) and Stefanie Sherk arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Savages' at Mann Village Theatre on June 25, 2012 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 25: Actor Demian Bichir (R) and Stefanie Sherk attend the after party for Los Angeles Premiere of "Savages" at Mann Village Theatre on June 25, 2012 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: (L-R) Demian Bichir, Stefanie Sherk, Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin attend the Ermenegildo Zegna NY Passion for Silk Event hosted by Gildo Zegna at Ermenegildo Zegna on May 2, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Ermenegildo Zegna)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Demian Bichir (L) and his girlfriend Stefanie Sherk arrive at the 84th Annual Academy Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Center February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Actors Demain Bichir, Stefanie Sherk, George Clooney and Stacy Kiebler arrive at the 84th Academy Awards��, held at the Hollywood & Highland Center�� in Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
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The cause of her death has not been revealed, but actress Diane Kruger, who starred with Bichir in The Bridge, offered her condolences.

"Oh Demian, I'm so sorry I had no idea. I'm sending you so much love in this difficult time," she wrote.

Brit star Richard E. Grant posted a string of broken heart symbols on the page.

As well as a career in modelling, Sherk had a number of acting roles to her name, including the 2015 TV show #Hashtag: The Series, and a starring role in Bichir's directorial debut Un Cuento de Circo & A Love Song, opposite Eva Longoria.

She'd recently filmed horror movie Grudge with Andrea Riseborough and John Cho, due for release next year.

Bichir has appeared in movies like The Nun, The Hateful EightandAlien: Covenant.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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