Model Stefanie Sherk’s death ruled as suicide after her body was found at the bottom of a swimming pool

Stefanie Sherk’s death has been ruled as suicide Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic]

A model’s death has been confirmed as suicide after she was found at the bottom a swimming pool.

Stefanie Sherk, 43, was found by her actor husband Demian Bichir, 55, in the pool at their Sherman Oaks home earlier this month.

She was resuscitated by paramedics but died in hospital eight days later.

Model Stefanie Sherk’s death ruled as suicide after her body was found at the bottom  a swimming poolStefanie was found at the bottom a swimming pool by her husband, Demian Bichir Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic]

An LAPD police report obtained by The Blast states that Stefanie was discovered after Demian returned home from a shopping trip.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner has ruled her death as suicide, with anoxic encephalopathy, asphyxia and drowning listed as her causes  death. 

Demian announced the tragic news Stefanie’s passing in an Instagram post last weekend, but did not specify her cause death. 

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Dear friends, On behalf 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 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 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 prundamente 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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Posting an image her to his 65,800 followers, he wrote: “Dear friends, On behalf 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 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. 

Model Stefanie Sherk’s death ruled as suicide after her body was found at the bottom  a swimming poolStefanie was resuscitated by paramedics but died eight days later Todd Williamson/Getty s for CAA]

“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 my life, will rest in eternal peace.”

If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.

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Model Stefanie Sherk’s death ruled as suicide after her body was found at the bottom  a swimming pool