BREAKING: ‘Sudden illness’ takes the life of award-winning up-and-coming actress and model aged 32

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Charlbi Dean, the South African model and award-winning actress has passed away at the age of just 32 after an unexpected ‘sudden illness’.


Charlbi Dean, the 32-year-old South African model, and up-and-coming actress has been confirmed to have passed away yesterday, Monday, August 29. According to a report today, Tuesday, August 30, from the celebrity news outlet TMZ, her rep told them she had an ‘unexpected sudden illness’.

No further information was revealed regarding her cause of death, but a source told TMZ that Charlbi passed away in a New York City hospital.

Her new film, ‘Triangle of Sadness’, is due for release soon, after winning the prestigious Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival last May. Dean stars in the lead role opposite Hollywood legend Woody Harrelson.

The movie plot is built around passengers from a wrecked cruise ship who find themselves stranded after being washed ashore. They have been occupied recently doing the rounds of red carpets to promote their film.


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 A career in films was launched back in 2010 when Charlbi Dean landed her first screen role in ‘Spud’, a comedy starring Troye Sivan.

Dean is also known for playing the part of ‘Syodide’, in the CW show ‘Black Lightning’. In this American superhero drama television series she took the role of an anti-hero hitman/assassin who possesses high-level fighting skills while having bulletproof skin.

The award-winning South African actress also featured in ‘Porthole’, ‘An Interview With God’, and ‘Blood In The Water’.

Her passing brought an outpouring of tribute on social media:

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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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