Ricki Lake has revealed that her ex-husband, Christian Evans, has passed away following a long battle with bipolar disorder.
The Hairspray actress took to Facebook to share the sad news in a lengthy post.
"It is with a heavy heart that I share that my beloved soulmate, Christian Evans has passed," Lake wrote on Facebook.
She continued: "The world didn’t understand this man, but I did. He succumbed to his life long struggle with bipolar disorder."
"For anyone who has ever lost a family member or friend to mental illness, my heart goes out to you. I am a greater person for having known him and spent the past 6 and a half years of my life with him."
"He was a man of love and what mends my broken heart today is knowing that he is finally at peace and his spirit is free. Rest in peace, my love."