Charlbi Dean, the South African actor and model
She won this year's top prize at the Cannes Film Festival
Dean died of an unexpected, sudden illness at a hospital in New York City
Dean also had a recurring role as the assassin Syonide on the DC Comics television series "Black Lightning,"
She was born Charlbi Dean Kriek in Cape Town, where she was also raised.
Dean began modeling as a child
She survived a near-fatal car accident in 2009
Charlbi Dean, dies at 32 from 'unexpected' illness