According to a representative for the actress, Charlbi Dean, whose star was about to rise with a leading role in Palme d’Or winner “Triangle of Sadness,” died. She was 32 years old.
Dean died on Monday from an unexpected and sudden illness, the representative confirmed but did not provide any additional details.
The South African model, who was sometimes called Charlbi Dean Kriek, started her career in modeling.
Troye Sivan and John Cleese starred in her first film credit, “Spud,” released in 2010.
After having a recurring role on the CW show “Black Lightning” as Syonide, she had other film roles.
Especially after the film’s positive reception at Cannes, Dean’s role in “Triangle of Sadness” was her biggest role to date. As Yaya, Dean portrayed a celebrity couple who embarked on a luxury cruise that went wrong.
In response to the film’s win at the festival, Dean wrote on Instagram, “Congratulations to our family, we made it!!” and thanked director Ruben Stlund, “you’re the GOAT, I’ll always be grateful for your trust in my genius.”
Dean appears to be engaged to male model Luke Volker based on posts on their Instagram accounts.
A Tribute to Charlbi Dean
Charlbi Dean, star of the Palme d’Or-winning Triangle of Sadness, has sadly passed away.— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) August 30, 2022
Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/SSysbjczss
La nouvelle est d’une tristesse infinie :— SensCritique (@SensCritique) August 30, 2022
La comédienne et mannequin sud-africaine Charlbi Dean, prochainement dans la Palme d’Or “Triangle of Sadness” de Ruben Östlund, nous a quittés à l’âge de 32 ans. 💔 pic.twitter.com/Z20DSSvtAx
Charlbi Dean History
In her early 20s, Charlbi Dean appeared in the movie “Spud.”
The actress had also appeared in CW’s Black Lightning as Syonide and in numerous other productions.
A recent role she had was in “Triangle of Sadness”, a film that earned the Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
She played a celebrity fashion couple alongside Harris Dickinson, with Woody Harrelson also starring.
In an interview with AP before the film won the Cannes award, the actress said she felt like a winner already since she had the opportunity to have a movie at the Cannes Film Festival, a fact she thought was incredible, arguing that winning would only make her feel more accomplished.
Charlbi Dean, 32, passed away from an unexpected illness in a hospital in New York this past Monday, August 29, 2022.
As a child, she was used to appearing on magazine covers and fashion runways as she entered the modeling world.
Her Car Crashed Survival Story
The Cape Town Etc reports that Charlbi Dean, alongside her then-boyfriend Ashton Schnehage, survived a near-fatal car accident in 2009, where she ended up with a collapsed lung and two vertebrae damaged, in addition to breaking her wrist, four ribs, and elbow.
During Ami Alexandre Mattiussi’s fashion show, she even showed off the scar left by this accident on her belly.
At Age 6, Charlbi Dean Began Modelling
Having appeared in commercials and catalogs when she was six years old, the Cape Town-born model and actress started her modeling career at an early age.
In 2012, Alfa Model Management signed her, and in 2014, she began homeschooling.
Acting and modeling jobs were obtained by Dean in Tokyo, New York, and London after he studied theatre in Cape Town. The movie version of Spud, based on the book by the same name, marked her acting debut in 2010.
The role of Amanda was assigned to Dean in this boarding-school comedy directed by Donovan Marsh and starring John Cleese and Troye Sivan.
Several years later, she returned to the role of Spud in the sequel Spud 2: The Madness Continues. The actress then turned her attention to American cinema, appearing in Don’t Sleep (2017), Death Race 3: Inferno (2013), Blood in the Water (2016), and Porthole (2017). (2018).
According to Wikipedia, Charlbi’s age was almost 32 years when she died.
Charlbi Played Recurring Roles on Black Lightning
Moreover, Charlbi Dean has appeared in a number of TV shows. A Sherlock Holmes-inspired procedural drama on CBS, Elementary, featured her as a guest star in 2017.
In 2018, the actress played Syonide in the superhero series Black Lightning, an orphan-turned-assassin trained by Tobias Whale.
A total of nine appearances were made by her during the series’ first two seasons. Silver Lining Entertainment represented Dean when he signed the UTA contract in January.
For the South African editions of the magazines, she was featured on the covers of GQ and Elle in December 2008 and July 2010, respectively.
The Breakthrough Performance Was “Triangle of Sadness”
Charlbi’s role in the satirical dark comedy Triangle of Darkness from 2022 is still regarded as one of her most acclaimed performances.
After their cruise ship capsized, passengers werehed ashore after the storyline of the movie focused on them. The role of Yaya was played by Charlbi opposite that of Carl, played by Harris Dickinson.
They played a couple of high-fashion celebrities in the film.
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