Charlbi Dean, Breakout Star At 2022 Cannes Film Festival, Dies At Age 32

Charlbi Dean, the South African actor and mannequin who had a breakout position in “Triangle of Sadness,” which gained this 12 months’s high prize on the Cannes Film Festival, has died at age 32.

Dean died Monday at a hospital in New York from a sudden sudden sickness, her representatives mentioned Tuesday.

Charlbi Dean poses throughout a photocall for “Triangle Of Sadness” on the Cannes Film Festival in Might.

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Dean additionally had a recurring position because the murderer Syonide on the DC Comics tv collection “Black Lightning,” which aired on the CW from 2018 to 2021.

She was born Charlbi Dean Kriek in Cape City, the place she was additionally raised.

Dean started modeling as a toddler, making frequent appearances on vogue runways and journal covers within the a long time that adopted.

She survived a near-fatal automotive accident in 2009.

Charlbi Dean, pictured at the Cannes Film Festival, died of an unexpected illness, reps said.
Charlbi Dean, pictured on the Cannes Film Festival, died of an sudden sickness, reps mentioned.

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She made her appearing debut within the 2010 movie “Spud,” an adaptation of a well-liked South African novel a couple of boys’ boarding college starring Troye Sivan and John Cleese. She reprised her position in a 2013 sequel.

In “Triangle of Sadness,” the primary English-language movie from Swedish “Force Majeure” director Ruben Östlund, Dean and Harris Dickinson play a star fashion-model couple on a cruise for the ultra-rich that descends into chaos. It additionally stars Woody Harrelson because the ship’s captain.

The movie gained the Palme D’Or at Cannes in Might and opens within the U.S. and most of Europe in October.

At the pageant earlier than the movie gained the award, Dean advised The Related Press, “For me, I’m like, I’ve already won. I’m already at Cannes with the movie. That’s so unbelievable. Anything is just a cherry on top at this point for me, you know?”