‘Triangle of Sadness’ Director on Star Charlbi Dean After Sudden Death – The Hollywood Reporter

Triangle of Sadness director Ruben Östlund has paid tribute to Charlbi Dean, the South African actress and star of his movie who died out of the blue at age 32.

“Charlbi’s sudden passing is a shock and a tragedy,” the Swedish helmer wrote in an Instagram submit (under), together with a behind the scenes shot of Dean from his Palme d’Or-winning movie on the 2022 Cannes Movie Pageant. “It is an honor to have gotten to know and work with her.”

Östlund continued, “Charlbi had a care and sensitivity that lifted her colleagues and the entire film crew. The thought that she will not be by our side in the future makes me very sad. At this difficult time, my thoughts go out to her loved ones, her family and her fiance Luke.”

Dean died Monday at a hospital in New York Metropolis after what was described as an surprising sudden sickness.

The actress turned heads this yr along with her flip as style mannequin influencer Yaya within the Triangle of Sadness. The Cannes winner and social satire, acquired by Neon, will subsequent display on the Toronto Movie Pageant and New York Movie Pageant earlier than opening in theaters Oct. 7.

She additionally recurred for 2 seasons because the murderer Syonide on the CW superhero sequence Black Lightning, and appeared in movies Blood within the Water (2016), Don’t Sleep (2017), An Interview With God (2018) and Porthole (2018).

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