Charlbi Dean – who had a breakout role in this year’s Palme d’Or-winning film Triangle of Sadness – has died at the age of 32.
As Deadline reports, Dean died on Monday (August 29) in New York from what has been described as an “unexpected sudden illness”. Further details surrounding her death have not been disclosed.
Born Charlbi Dean Kriek in Cape Town in 1990, she began modelling at the age of six and made her acting debut in 2010 in the film Spud. She reprised the role for its 2013 sequel, and other film roles throughout the 2010s included 2017’s Don’t Sleep and An Interview with God. Dean also appeared in one episode of Elementary in 2017 and had a recurring role as Syonide in the CW superhero drama series Black Lightning.
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