Canadian Actress Stefanie Sherk's Cause of Death Revealed

The death of Demián Bichir's wife, Canadian model and actress Stefanie Sherk, shocked the industry. The cause of her death has now been revealed. 

The autopsy report, obtained by Fox News, listed anoxic encephalopathy, asphyxia, and drowning. Sherk's death has been ruled as a suicide. 

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org.

Stefanie Sherk and actor Demian Bichir attend the Vanity Fair and Richard Mille celebration of Martin Scorsese in support of The Film Foundation in 2012. Photo: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

Stefanie Sherk and actor Demian Bichir attend the Vanity Fair and Richard Mille celebration of Martin Scorsese in support of The Film Foundation in 2012. Photo: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

As reported by Fox News, Sherk died last week of anoxic encephalopathy, a condition in which the functioning of the brain is affected by the deprivation of oxygen.

Her husband confirmed her passing in a touching Instagram post. Bichir referred to Sherk as his "beloved and loving wife" who "passed away peacefully." 

Stefanie Sherk and actor Demian Bichir attend the Ermenegildo Zegna NY Passion for Silk Event hosted by Gildo Zegna at Ermenegildo Zegna in 2012. Photo: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

Stefanie Sherk and actor Demian Bichir attend the Ermenegildo Zegna NY Passion for Silk Event hosted by Gildo Zegna at Ermenegildo Zegna in 2012. Photo: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

In addition, he asked their fans to kindly respect the family's privacy and allow them to "grieve in peace in these incredibly difficult times." Bichir added

"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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