The cause of Charlbi Dean’s untimely death in August at the age of 32 has been made public.
The Black Lightning star died of bacterial sepsis, and her death was declared an accident, a representative for the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner informed People on Wednesday, December 21. Dean passed suddenly in New York City due to an unforeseen illness.
According to the National Library of Medicine, bacterial sepsis is a potentially fatal illness that develops as a result of the body’s reaction to an infection that damages its tissues and organs. Sepsis is brought on by circumstances, such as microbial invasion, that endanger the host’s ability to operate normally.
In the first season of Black Lightning, Dean played Syonide with Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, and Nafessa Williams. She was renowned for her part in the Spud movies, in which she co-starred with Troye Sivan.
When word of Dean’s August passing spread, the 27-year-old singer for Youth posted a photo of his late co-star along with a broken heart emoji on his Instagram Story. Numerous more famous pals also paid tribute to their deceased friends on social media.
Nina Dobrev paid tribute to Dean on her Instagram Story as well, noting that she had left heaven way too soon. Charlie, may you rest in peace. Here is a video of her with the Blood in the Water actress. She wrote at the time, “May paradise be everything you ever dreamed of.”
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Helena Beato captioned a carousel of Charlbi’s Instagram pictures, “She knew how to make any day memorable. Charlie would keep me company on the silliest errand.”
She was a stunning individual with a radiant soul who constantly brightened up the space. I think she was the coolest person I’ve ever met. One of those naturally cool individuals who are sincere, real, and kind. Don’t be fooled by her seeming talent; she put a lot of effort into rising to the top.
The former model won praise from critics when she was cast as Yaya in the 2022 movie Triangle of Sadness, starring Woody Harrelson and Harris Dickinson. The film eventually won the Palme d’Or. Dean acknowledged the movie’s significant Cannes Film Festival victory on Instagram in May.
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She yelled out to the movie’s director, “@Ruben island, you’re the GOAT.” I will always be grateful that you allowed me to share in your brilliance. Can’t believe I made this through one of the darkest periods of my life and had the finest year.
Dean left behind her South African model fiancé Luke Volker. Prior to her passing, the two were unable to exchange vows.