‘Triangle of Sadness’ actor Charlbi Dean dies aged 32
Charlbi Dean, the South African actor and model who was instrumental in triangle of sadnesswho won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival this year, has died at the age of 32.
Dean died Monday in a New York hospital of a sudden and unexpected illness, his representatives announced on Tuesday.
Dean also had a recurring role as the assassin Syonide on the DC Comics television series Black Lightningairing on the CW from 2018 to 2021.
She was born Charlbi Dean Kriek in Cape Town, where she also grew up.
Dean began modeling as a child, making frequent appearances on fashion shows and magazine covers in the decades that followed.
She survived a near-fatal car crash in 2009.
She made her acting debut in the 2010 film Potato, an adaptation of a popular South African novel about a boys’ boarding school starring Troye Sivan and John Cleese. She reprized her role in a 2013 sequel.
The film will premiere in North America at TIFF 2022
In triangle of sadnessSwedish’s first English-language film force majeure director Ruben Ostlund, Dean and Harris Dickinson star as a celebrity model couple on a cruise for the ultra-rich that descends into chaos. It also stars Woody Harrelson as the ship’s captain.
The film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in May and is released in the United States and most of Europe in October. Its North American premiere is set to take place this year at the Toronto International Film Festival.
At the festival before the film won the award, Dean told The Associated Press: « For me, I’ve already won. I’m already in Cannes with the film. It’s so amazing. It’s all just ‘a cherry on top at this point for me, you know?