Charlbi Dean, the South African actor and model who had a breakout role in “Triangle of Sadness,”
which won this year's top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, has died at age 32.
Dean died Monday at a hospital in New York from a sudden unexpected illness, her representatives said Tuesday.
Dean also had a recurring role as the assassin Syonide on the DC Comics television series “Black Lightning,” which aired on the CW from 2018 to 2021.
She was born Charlbi Dean Kriek in Cape Town, where she was also raised.
Dean began modeling as a child, making frequent appearances on fashion runways and magazine covers in the decades that followed.Dean began modeling as a child, making frequent appe
She survived a near-fatal car accident in 2009.
She made her acting debut in the 2010 film “Spud,” an adaptation of a popular South African novel about a boys' boarding school starring Troye Sivan and John Cleese.She made he
In “Triangle of Sadness,” the first English-language film from Swedish “Force Majeure” director Ruben Östlund, Dean and Harris Dickinson play a celebrity fashion-model cou
At the festival before the film won the award, Dean told The Associated Press, “For me, I’m like, I’ve already won. I’m already at Cannes with the movie.At the festival bef