The South African actress Charlbi Dean has passed away at the age of 32. The immensely talented South African actress and model performed the outstanding role in the film ‘Triangle of Sadness’ and the film has recently won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
The actress died on Monday, 29th August 2022 at a hospital in New York, as reported by her representatives. Keeping reading to know more about Charlbi and latest news on cause of her death.
What was the cause of death?
“It’s devastating,” the publicist shared AFP via email, that Dean has passed away from a sudden unexpected illness. Her family members have still not spoken about the cause of her death.
Charlbi Dean was engaged to South African model, Luke Volker, at the time of her death. The couple was together for four years.
Luke Volker recently celebrated Deans success at Cannes and posted on his Instagram “I couldn’t be more proud of you my love”
Many tributes were given on Charlbi’s sad demise, her family, friends, fans and co-actors mourned the loss on social media.
Volker expresses his tribute to his fiancé’s death news saying he “couldn’t be more proud” of her performance in ‘Triangle of Sadness’.
Charlbi’s family is extremely devastated by the loss and her mom, Joanne Muller mourns sharing a post on Instagram with her daughter’s picture.
Everything About Charlbi Dean
Charlbi Dean Kriek was best known for her roles in the Spud films and the superhero drama series Black Lightning. She was born on February 5th, 1990, in Cape Town South Africa. She began her career as a model, walking the runways for major fashion houses and appearing in ad campaigns for brands. But her work that truly captured her attention was in the film ‘Triangle of Sadness’, Dean delivered a raw and vulnerable performance as a woman caught in a love triangle with tragic consequences. The film won the coveted Palme d’Or at Cannes, cementing Dean’s reputation as a rising star.
The hard times of Charlbi’s life:
Charlbi Dean and her fellow model Ashton Schnehage met in a car crash accident in October 2008. She underwent life-saving surgery and both of them survived the incident. She took a break from his work career after the severe injury and had scars to recover.
Despite her injuries, Charlbi Dean was eventually able to return to modeling and did her acting debut in 2010. She worked in various flims including the Triangle of Sadness, by Ruben Östlund which won the Plame d’Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. As someone who has overcome so much, Charlbi Dean is an inspiration to us all.
The death of such a talented and beautiful actress is a tragedy, her talent will be remembered long after she’s gone and there are no words enough to describe just how big it is!
Charlbi Dean will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this difficult time.