Charlbi Dean, an actress and model from South Africa, has died at the age of 32. She was in the award-winning movie Triangle of Sadness and the TV show Black Lightning.
The Triangle of Sadness, which won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, was Dean's big break. He played opposite Woody Harrelson.
She played Syonide in the TV show Black Lightning, which was based on characters from DC Comics.
Dean's family said that it was "devastating" that she died in the hospital of a sudden illness.
In Triangle of Sadness, written and directed by Ruben Ostlund, Dean played Yaya, one half of a model couple invited on a cruise that goes horribly wrong.
The movie is a biting social satire that shows how models and people with a lot of money can lose their status when unexpected things happen.
It will come out in October and is likely to be in the running for an Oscar in 2023.
She told the Associated Press about the movie before it won at Cannes in May: "For me, I already feel like I've won.
I've already taken the movie to Cannes. That's so hard to believe. At this point, anything I get is just a cherry on top. "
The top prize at Cannes goes to the Swedish "king of cringe." Dean was born and raised in Cape Town.
When she was young, she became a model and appeared on the covers of GQ and Elle in South Africa.
She made her acting debut in the 2010 film Spud, which was based on a popular South African novel and also starred Troye Sivan and John Cleese.
After that, she was in movies like Death Race 3: Inferno, Blood in the Water, Don't Sleep, and Porthole.
Dean was engaged to model Luke Volker when he posted from Cannes that he "couldn't be more proud" of her.
In 2008, Dean was in a car accident that could have killed her.