The husband of model and former America’s Next Top Model contestant Katie Cleary committed suicide on Sunday and has since been buried.
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People reported that Andrew Stern, 40, shot himself while at a shooting range. A spokesperson, Ben Decker, who is also a friend of the family’s, made a statement saying, “Andrew and Katie have been in the midst of a very amicable seperation and had remained on excellent terms. This is devastating news for us but we have been aware of Andrew’s longtime struggle with depression.”
In May, there had been rumors about Clearly’s relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio, whom she was photographed with while attending the Cannes Film Festival. However, Decker denied those rumors, saying they were discussing the possibility of working together when it came to working together on issues such as the environment and animals.
New York Daily News reports that friends of Stern spoke about the photos and said Stern wasn’t concerned about them.
TMZ also reported the shooting happened in San Fernando Valley in California and that law enforcement said Stern had other issues that he was dealing with in addition to his separation from his wife. Stern was also going through financial issues, as well as his depression.