NEW YORK, NY. (THECOUNT) — (THECOUNT) — Charlbi Dean, the model and actress who starred in the Palme d’Or-winning Triangle of Sadness and has a recurring role on the CW show Black Lightning, died Monday in New York City of an unexpected sudden illness. She was 32.

Deadline confirmed her passing on Tuesday.


Some online reporting said the actress died in a car crash, however, that has not been confirmed and maybe confused with a serious vehicle crash she was involved in 2009.

Until Dean’s co-starring role opposite Harris Dickinson and Woody Harrelson in the celebrated Ruben Östlund film, Dean was best known for playing Syonide, a recurring character she played for two seasons on The CW’s DC Comics-based series Black Lightning.

Other credits include the films Spud (2010), Death Race 3: Inferno (2013), Blood in the Water (2016), Don’t Sleep (2017) and Porthole (2018).

A cause of death was not provided.