Canadian model Stefanie Sherk was reportedly found at the bottom of a swimming pool by her actor, husband Demian Bichir, in the house she shared while her death is being investigated as a possible suicide.
Sherk died tragically at the age of 43 on Saturday after police were called to the home of the Sherman Oaks family on April 12, reports The Blast.
Law enforcement told the website Sherk was found by her husband after he returned from grocery shopping.
The medical examiner in Los Angeles County is now ready to perform an autopsy on Thursday.
A LAPD spokesperson confirmed DailyMail.com that the police were called to an address in Sherman Oaks at 12.28 pm on April 12 to report that drowning is possible and that a death investigation is now underway.
Bichir, 55, revealed the heartbreaking news in an Instgram post on Wednesday, a tribute to his & # 39; beautiful, angelic and talented & # 39; woman.
He mentioned no cause of death, but announced with & # 39; inscrutable pain & # 39; Stefanie on April 20 & # 39; peaceful & # 39; had died.
Bichir wrote: & # 39; Dear friends, on behalf of the Sherk and Bichir Nájera families, it is with unthinkable pain that I announce that our dear Stefanie Sherk, our beloved and loving wife, died peacefully on April 20, 2019. & # 39 ;
Canadian model and actress Stefanie Sherk died tragically at the age of 37
With a brief response from Stefanie, the Mexican actor continued: & It was the saddest and most difficult time of our lives and we don't know how much time it takes to overcome this pain.
& # 39; Stefanie & # 39; s beautiful, angelic and talented presence will be missed immensely. We will keep Stefanie in our hearts forever.
& # 39; We thank everyone in advance for their prayers and we respectfully ask for your understanding so that we can mourn in these incredibly difficult times in peace and privacy.
& # 39; It is our sincere hope that our beautiful Stefanie, my angel and love for my life, will rest in eternal peace & # 39 ;, he concluded.
Demian continued to repeat the message in Spanish, where he also asked for respect during the difficult time of mourning.
Stefanie & # 39; s husband Demian Bichir announced that she had died in an emotional Instagram post on Wednesday and did not specify the cause of her death
The Mexican actor, who shared a piece of Stefanie, continued: & # 39; It was the saddest time of our lives and we don't know how much time it will take us to overcome this pain & # 39;
Stars including Diane Kruger, Richard E.Grant and Arielle Kebbel led the celebrity tributes.
Diane wrote: & # 39; Oh Demian, I'm so sorry I had no idea. I send you so much love in this difficult time, while Richard commented on a series of broken-hearted emojis.
Arielle wrote: & # 39; Send so much love to you and your family. I will continue to pray for all of you during this difficult time. ❤️ & # 39;
Actor Bryan Craig wrote: & # 39; This will be Demian in my prayers, I am so sorry. & # 39;
Grand Hotel actress Justina Adorno wrote: & I am so sorry, you are in my mind and I send all love to you and your families. & # 39;
& # 39; My angel and love for my life & # 39 ;: Demian, who repeated the message in Spanish, also asked for respect during the difficult times of mourning
Talented: the actress was born in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada and played the Circo & A Love Song in Demian's directorial debut Un Cuento
Yvette Monreal wrote: & # 39; Demian I'm so sorry, my prayers are with you. Rest in peace with your beloved wife. & # 39;
Stefanie and Demian started dating in 2011 and have no children. Bichir has a daughter, Gala, born in 2011, from a previous relationship.
It's unclear when the couple took the plunge, but when Demian was questioned about wanting to marry Stefanie in 2014, he replied: & # 39; It's really hard to really know if something is forever. I never plan that. You love who you love every day and you expect that to last forever.
& # 39; But you also have to be honest if things aren't right. And then instead of 14 children everywhere and 18 marriages, you have to be smart and truthful and honest to the people you love. If you are lucky enough to go to the next level, that is nice too. & # 39;
Speaking directly about Stefanie to the Miami Herald, he said: & # 39; This is the best girl I have ever met. She is not only a fantastic artist – I respect that very much – but she is a beautiful, beautiful person and so smart. And all this together makes her beautiful. She is a beautiful, wonderful person. & # 39;
& # 39; Sending you so much love & # 39 ;: Diane Kruger, Richard E.Grant and Arielle Kebbel led the celebrity tributes
Good friends: Diane (L), pictured with the couple in 2014, was left destroyed after the news of Stefanie & # 39; s death
Love: Gushing about Stefanie in an interview in 2014, Demian stated: & # 39; This is the best girl I have ever met. She is not only a fantastic artist – I respect that a lot – but a beautiful person & # 39;
The actress was born in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada and has a range of observation references to her name.
In addition to Demian & # 39; s directorial debut Un Cuento, she played the Circo & A Love Song alongside Eva Longoria, as well as a whole series of other films Star Power, Valentine's Day and Loco Love.
The star was best known for her role in the 2015 TV series #Hashtag: The Series, in which she was the mother of a technology-obsessed teenager.
A-list: the star was mixed with people like George Clooney and his then girlfriend Stacy Kiebler during the Oscars in 2012
Celebrity circles: in 2012 Stefanie was also portrayed with Alec and Hilaria Baldwin
Role: The star was best known for her role in the 2015 TV series #Hashtag: The Series, in which she was the mother of a technology-obsessed teenager
Stefanie is also supposed to be in the new Grudge movie, which will be in post production for release next year and in which she plays a therapist.
In the meantime, Bichir was nominated for a coveted Oscar for Best Actor for his role in A Better Life 2012.
Demian has also appeared in the films The Hateful Eight, Che: Guerrilla and Sex, Shame & Tears.
For confidential support, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255
Love story: Stefanie and Demian started dating in 2010 and have no children. Bichir has a daughter, Gala, born in 2011, from a previous relationship