South African actress and model Charlbi Dean, best known for her role in the film “Triangle of Sadness,” passed away on August 29, 2022 at the age of 32. At the time, the cause of her death was not disclosed, but recently it was revealed that Dean died due to bacterial sepsis.
Charlbi Dean’s Cause of Death
According to reports, Dean was exposed to the bacteria Capnocytophaga, which entered her body and caused her condition to deteriorate due to the fact that her spleen had been removed following a car accident. The spleen’s primary function is to fight off germs and bacteria, and without it, the liver must take on this role as well.
Dean’s untimely death was a shock to the entertainment industry and her colleagues, with director Ruben Ostlund writing a poignant tribute on Instagram following the news of her passing. “Charlbi’s sudden passing is a shock and a tragedy,” he wrote. “It is an honor to have gotten to know and work with her. Charlbi had a care and sensitivity that lifted her colleagues and the entire film crew. The thought that she will not be by our side in the future makes me very sad. At this difficult time, my thoughts go out to her loved ones, her family, and her fiance Luke.”
What is Bacterial Sepsis?
Bacterial sepsis, also known as septicemia, is a life-threatening condition that occurs when bacteria enters the body and is not treated quickly. If left untreated, it can lead to sepsis, which can be fatal.
Charlbi Dean was born on February 5, 1990 in Western Cape, South Africa to Joanne Muller and Johan Kriek. In addition to her acting career, Dean was also a successful model, beginning her modeling career at the age of 13. She was engaged to Luke at the time of her death.
Dean will be remembered for her performances in films such as “Spud,” “Black Lightning,” and “Triangle of Sadness,” as well as her modeling career. Her untimely death is a loss to the entertainment industry and she will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and fans.”