Actress and Model Charlbi Dean Dead at 32


Actress and model Charlbi Dean died suddenly at age 32, PEOPLE confirmed Tuesday.

A rep for Dean — who stars in the upcoming film Triangle of Sadness, which won the Cannes Film Festival‘s highest honor, the Palme d’Or, this year — told TMZ that she died Monday in New York City from an unexpected and sudden illness. The illness has not been disclosed.

The South African born actress was active on her social media, with her final post shared several days ago. Dean posted a series of professional modeling pictures on Instagram.

Tributes poured in immediately from fans in the comment section. One commenter wrote, “Rest in Peace beautiful. You didn’t know me but you were my big role model. Thank you for inspiring me.”

Another person commented, “Been following your career since I was a teen and would see you in the local South African fashion magazines. So sad to see you go so soon. Life sometimes doesn’t make sense. Rest in peace.”

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Amethyst Tate