South African model-actress Charlbi Dean died of an unexpected sudden illness at age 32.

The South African actor, who has a co-starring turn in the Palme d’Or winning satire, died of an unexpected illness in New York City

In 2008, she survived a car crash that broke her wrist, four ribs and elbow and left her with a collapsed lung.

Born and raised in Cape Town, Dean began modeling in her childhood before making her film debut as an actress in 2010’s Spud.

She is also known for her work on the CW show "Black Lightning," where she played Syonide

She's also walked her fair share of runways and graced a number of magazine covers too CD has modeled all over the world.

Charlbi Dean, the South African actress who turned heads this year with her turn as a fashion model influencer in the Palme d’Or-winning Triangle of Sadness

Dean recently landed her biggest role in "Triangle of Sadness." It hasn't hit theaters just yet, but it did impress at this year's Cannes Film Festival 

The film is also set to be screened at both the Toronto and New York film festivals this year.

Dean starred as Yaya opposite Harris Dickinson as Carl in Triangle of Sadness, directed by Sweden’s Ruben Östlund.