South African actress Charlbi Dean dies at 32 from sudden unexpected illness


By AGENCY

South African actress Charlbi Dean – who appeared in Palme d'Or winning film 'Triangle Of Sadness' – has died at the age of 32, her representative said. Photo: AFP

South African actress Charlbi Dean -- who appeared in Palme d'Or winning film Triangle Of Sadness -- has died at the age of 32, her representative said Tuesday (Aug 30).

"It's devastating," the publicist told AFP via email, confirming a TMZ report that Dean had passed away on Monday from a sudden unexpected illness.

The celebrity website and Hollywood publication Deadline said that Dean, who was also a model, had died in New York City.

Neither the representative nor the reports provided any details on the illness that caused her death.

Dean co-starred alongside Woody Harrelson and Harris Dickinson in Swedish director Ruben Ostlund's Triangle Of Sadness.

The sharp satire about class conflict won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival in May this year.

In the film, Dean plays Yaya, a model who is invited onto a cruise for the ultra-rich who find their status suddenly undermined by unexpected events.

Dean was born on February 5, 1990 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Before her turn in Triangle Of Sadness, she was best known for playing Syonide in The CW's DC Comics-based series Black Lightning.

She also appeared in Spud (2010), Don't Sleep (2017) and Blood In The Water (2016).

In October 2008, she was hospitalised after surviving a car crash with fellow model Ashton Schnehage, according to the movie database site IMDb. – AFP

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Entertainment

Nicki Minaj throws bracelet back into crowd after nearly getting hit onstage
Datuk Red and Adira are officially divorced, Adira not claiming alimony from bankrupt ex-husband
Anne Hathaway recalls having to kiss 10 actors in 'gross' chemistry tests: "Now we know better"
Keanu Reeves joins ‘Sonic 3’ as Shadow the Hedgehog
Thai actor Bright and singer Nene confirm they are dating
Some unhappy Chinese fans want refund for Mavis Hee’s Nanjing concert
Ashanti and Nelly confirm they're engaged and having a baby
Kevin Bacon dances back to 'Footloose' high school
One of the victims of helicopter collision in Lumut is husband of actress Eyra Hazali's cousin
Nervous and excited: S’pore students on dancing with IU during K-pop star’s concert

Others Also Read