The actress and model, who starred in the upcoming Palme d’Or-winning film Triangle of Sadness opposite Woody Harrelson, has died at the age of 32. Dean died in New York on Monday after an unexpected sudden illness, Rolling Stone has confirmed.

Along with Triangle of Sadness, the actress was also noted for her recurring role in The CW’s superhero series Black Lightning.

Born and raised in South Africa, Dean and his co-stars made headlines in May when Triangle of Sadness received an eight-minute standing ovation at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival before winning the festival’s top prize.

In writer-director Ruben Ostlund’s social satire, Dean portrays an aspiring model and influencer who wins a trip on a luxury superyacht and finds her model boyfriend (played by 26-year-old “The Kingsman” actor Harris Dickinson) Takes that as its plus. -One. Harrelson, 61, plays the yacht’s problematic captain, presiding over flair guests, including a Russian oligarch and a British arms dealer.

On Wednesday, August 31, stlund shared a tribute to Dean on Instagram, writing, “Charlby’s sudden passing is a shock and a tragedy. It is an honor to know her and work with her. Charlby had a caring and sensitivity.” Which lifted her colleagues and the entire film crew. Thinking that she will no longer be with us in the future, I feel deeply saddened. In this difficult time, my thoughts are with her loved ones, her family and her fiancé Luke.”

In the DC Universe series Black Lightning, Dean played Cyanide, the adopted daughter of Tobias Whaley, the main antagonist of the CW series. His character was featured in seasons 1 and 2.

Born Charlby Dean Crick in Cape Town on February 5, 1990, Dean made her acting debut in the 2010 South African comedy Spud, starring John Cleese and Troy Sivan.

In her modeling career, Dean most recently appeared in a new Madewell campaign titled “When the Fit Hits,” an attempt to feature the actors in their “breakout moments.” The campaign went public last week.

“Our beautiful breath, will never breathe again. We love you forever and ever,” Dean’s mother, Joan Muller, wrote on Instagram Tuesday.

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