Charlbi Dean Death at 32 age, ‘Triangle of Sadness’ & ‘Black Lightning’ Actress

Charlbi Dean Death

On August 29, 2022, a representative confirmed Charlbi Dean’s death at a hospital in New York City. Representative confirmed Charlbi Dean’s death reason was a surprising and ‘unexpected sudden illness’. No other reason was given. She was just 32.

charlbi dean death

Charlbi Dean was a South African Actress and model, whose carrier had just recently begun to rise with a featuring role in Palme d’Or “Triangle of Sadness,” She died in New York City at 32 age. The tragic loss of her at a very young age ahead of the release of ‘Triangle of Sadness’ has left great sorrow in heart of her family and fans.

Dean’s death occurred just before the international release of Triangle of Sadness. Peter Bradshaw wrote that she “was a true star-in-the-making. Her loss is a huge one… [she] had a singular style and enormous promise.

Immediately after Charlbi Dean died, anti-vaccination activists claimed that the actress died from the COVID-19 vaccine. 

On 31 August 2022, Charlbi Dean’s brother Alex Jacobs Kriek said publicly against claims that she died from COVID-19 vaccines.

This is possible that Charlbi Dean didn’t die from a vaccine side effect, because side effects appear within hours or days, not after months.

Life Journey

Charlbi Dean Kriek (known as Charlbi Dean) was born in Cape Town on February 5, 1990. Her parents are Joanne and Johan Kriek. She began her childhood in local South Africa. At the very young age of 6, She started modeling and appeared in commercials and catalogs. At the age of 12, She signed with Alfa Model Management. She was homeschooled from the age of 14.

In October 2008, She had a car accident along with her fellow model Ashton Schnehage. She had many injuries. Due to this, she was hospitalized later on. To recover from that incident, She took a break from her career.

In 2010, Dean acted in the Spud as Amanda, a role she would reprise in the sequel Spud 2: The Madness Continues. In 2017, She went to the film Don’t Sleep and in 2018, An Interview with God. She acted role of Syonide, she played for two seasons of the Arrowverse series Black Lightning. In February 2020, it was announced Dean had joined Triangle of Sadness, which premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and won the Palme d’Or.


  • In 2010, Film Squad with Role Amanda
  • In 2012, Film Illusive Fields with Role Nadia
  • In 2013,
    • Film Death Race 3: Inferno with Role Calimity J
    • Film Spud 2: The Madness Continues with Role Amanda
  • In 2016, Film Blood in the Water with Role Pheebee
  • In 2017,
    • Film Don’t Sleep with Role Shawn Edmon
    • Television Elementary with Role Beautiful Woman
  • In 2018,
    • Film An Interview with God with Role Grace
    • Film Porthole with Role Jennifer / Kassidy Kubrick
    • Television Black Lightning with Role Syonide
  • In 2022, the Film Triangle of Sadness with Role Yaya

That was her whole journey, she bloomed as an expressive actress who presented films like ‘Triangle of Sadness,’ She was also shown in many portfolios including Vogue Scandinavia.

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Love Life & Relationship

Charlbi Dean was in a relationship with Luke Volker. They were dating each other and recently got engaged. This couple was always a happy couple, this is heartbreaking that unfortunately, they couldn’t get a chance to marry. 


As per Idol Net Worth, the actress’ net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. She performed many roles and became popular for making appearances in Death Race 3: Inferno (2013), Blood in the Water (2016), Don’t Sleep (2017), and Porthole (2018). 

The loss of her life has left her family and fans devastated. She will always be loved.

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