Ricki Lake took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce the death of her ex-husband and 'soulmate' Christian Evans.
'It is with a heavy heart that I share that my beloved soulmate, Christian Evans has passed. The world didn’t understand this man, but I did. He succumbed to his life long struggle with bipolar disorder,' Lake, 48, wrote in the caption of a photo showing them hugging and smiling at each other.
'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,' she added.