South African actress and model Charlbi Dean, who played the lead in the upcoming movie Triangle of Sadness and the CW series Black Lightning has died at the age of 32.
She passed away after an unexpected illness suddenly hit her, family representatives who spoke to TMZ revealed.
The Triangle of Sadness movie, which won awards at the Cannes Film Festival, featured the South African actress, who was also a model, opposite Woody Harrelson. She played the role of model Yaya, who negotiated the world of high fashion with her lover Carl (Harris Dickinson).
The movie had its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and took home the Palme d’Or, the festival’s top honor.
Dean’s main role in the comedy Spud, starring Troye Sivan, marked the beginning of her on-screen career in 2010. She returned to the sequel in 2013 and afterward had an appearance on the CBS television series Elementary.