NEW YORK (AP) — Charlbi Dean, the South African actor and mannequin who had a breakout position in “Triangle of Sadness,” which gained this 12 months’s prime prize on the Cannes Movie Competition, has died at age 32.
Dean died Monday at a hospital in New York from a sudden sudden sickness, her representatives mentioned Tuesday.
Dean additionally had a recurring position because the murderer Syonide on the DC Comics tv sequence “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 many years that adopted.
She survived a near-fatal automobile accident in 2009.
She made her performing debut within the 2010 movie “Spud,” an adaptation of a well-liked South African novel a few boys’ boarding college starring Troye Sivan and John Cleese. She reprised her position in a 2013 sequel.
In “Triangle of Unhappiness,” the primary English-language movie from Swedish “Power Majeure” director Ruben Östlund, Dean and Harris Dickinson play a celeb 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 Could and opens within the U.S. and most of Europe in October.
On the pageant earlier than the movie gained the award, Dean advised The Related Press, “For me, I’m like, I’ve already gained. I’m already at Cannes with the film. That’s so unbelievable. Something is only a cherry on prime at this level for me, ?”