Star of “Triangle of Sadness,” a Cannes favourite, Charlbi Dean, has died at age 32
A representative for Charlbi Dean confirmed that the actress had passed away. She had recently begun to rise to prominence thanks to her leading role in “Triangle of Sadness,” which won the Palme d’Or. She was of age 32.
The representative’s confirmation that Dean had passed away on Monday due to a sudden illness was all that was given; no other information was given.
South African-born Dean, also known as Charlbi Dean Kriek, began her career in the fashion industry as a model.
Her debut feature was the Troye Sivan and John Cleese comedy “Spud,” released in 2010.
She has since appeared in several other films and is a regular cast member of the CW’s “Black Lightning” as the character Syonide.
Dean’s breakthrough came with her leading role in “Triangle of Sadness” made even bigger by the film’s successful festival run in Cannes. Dean played Yaya, one half of an A-list couple on a luxury cruise that goes horribly wrong.
Dean posted on Instagram, “Congratulations our family we did it!!!” after the film won the festival, and he told director Ruben stlund, “you’re the GOAT I’m forever thankful for you for trusting me to be apart of your genius.”
Posts of Dean’s with Luke on Instagram pages suggest they were engaged.