According to the report from the LA medical examiner, Sherk passed away from anoxic encephalopathy, a condition caused by lack of oxygen to brain tissue.
Sherk was found at the bottom of her family's swimming pool, and her death has been ruled a suicide.
Stefanie's husband, Oscar nominee Demián Bichir, released the following statement on Wednesday, April 24.
“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.
“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.”
If you or anyone you know needs to talk, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 13 11 14.