Charlbi Dean, the South African actress and model who had a breakout role in “Triangle of Sadness,
which won this year’s top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, has died. She was 32.
Dean died Monday at a hospital in New York from a sudden, unexpected illness, her representatives said Tuesday.
Dean had a recurring role as the assassin Syonide on the DC Comics television series 2018-19
She was born Charlbi Dean Kriek in Cape Town, South Africa, where she was also raised.
She made her acting debut in the 2010 film “Spud,”
She reprised her role in a 2013 sequel.
In “Triangle of Sadness,” the first English-language film from Swedish director Ruben Östlund (“Force Majeure”),
Dean and Harris Dickinson play a celebrity fashion-model couple on a cruise for the ultra-rich that descends into chaos.
The film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in May and opens in the U.S. and most of Europe in October.