Singer/actress Charo is breaking her silence about her husband's suicide.
In a message to her fans Tuesday, Charo confirmed that her husband of 40 years, Kjell Rasten, killed himself Monday. Charo said he had developed a "rare and horrible skin disease," was depressed, and decided to end his suffering.
She said if anyone you know and love is suffering from depression or illness, "hold them close...and tell them the world is better because they are in it."
Charo headlined 2018 Pride in Fort Lauderdale.