The legendary Spanish comedian, Charo and her family are mourning the death of her husband, Kjell Rasten, who unexpectedly died by suicide.
Rasten's death,78, is believed to be a suicide, but she noted that it is an ongoing investigation and that the Los Angeles County coroner’s office will determine the cause and manner of death.
Charo went to social media to share the heart breaking news. In a sentimental post, she wrote:
“Yesterday, Kjell, my husband of forty years and the love of my life, killed himself. There are no words to describe what we are feeling now. He was an amazing man, a great husband and the best father I could imagine to our son. He dedicated his life to loving and supporting his family.”
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Beverly Hills Police Department officers were called to the couple’s home at about 12:31 p.m. (Monday). They found Rasten, a former television producer who was also Charo’s manager, “with life-threatening injuries.
“Beverly Hills Police and Fire personnel attempted life-saving measures and transported the victim to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Shortly after 1:00 p.m., the male succumbed to his injuries,” the statement said.
See Charo's full Instagram post below:
In the post, Charo revealed that Rasten developed Bullous pemphigoid, a rare skin disease, became very depressed and was taking numerous medications, which “became too much for him.”
With this tragic event, Charo is urging other who are struggling to seek help. “None of us had any idea this could happen to such a wonderful, kind and generous man."
Charo and her late husband appeared on the ABC reality show “Celebrity Wife Swap” in 2015.They both share a child, Shel Rasten.
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