Charlbi Dean, "Triangle of Sadness" and "Black Lightning" actor, dies at 32

Dean, a rising South African actor who most recently appeared in "Triangle of Sadness," the Palme d'Or winner from this year, passed away on Monday in New York due to an unforeseen illness.

Dean also had an appearance in The CW's "Black Lightning," based on the DC Comics. 

She appeared in nine episodes across two seasons as the expert assassin Syonide.

In the South African movie "Spud" from 2010, she had her acting debut. In the follow-up, "Spud 2: The Madness Continues," from 2013, she made a comeback.

Ruben Stlund's "Triangle of Sadness," a satirical dark comedy, was her debut feature. 

The co-leader standing alongside Harris Dickinson was Dean.

They portrayed Carl and Yaya, a high-fashion celebrity couple who are invited on an ultra-rich cruise that first appears to be an utopia for the wealthy social media influencers. 

But they quickly learn that their shipmates also include a Marxist captain, a British arms trader, a Russian oligarch, and other crooks. On board, there is a change in the balance of power, and there is class struggle.

Dean started modeling at the age of 6 and signed with Alfa Model Management at 12. He has since been on magazine covers and in advertisements, catalogs, and other ads in addition to acting.