At the age of 32, South African actress Charlbi Dean fell away in August 2022. Four months later, the cause of the Black Lightning star’s passing has been made public.
At the age of 32, Charlbi Dean, a well-known actress and model from South Africa, passed suddenly in August of this year. The actress who played Black Lightning unexpectedly passed away, shocking her admirers to their core. The true cause of her untimely death, however, was not made public at the time. After around four months, the true cause of Charli Dean’s death has finally come to light. The actress-model passed away from a sickness called “Bacterial Sepsis,” according to the most recent sources.
In an interview with USA Today, a representative for the Chief Medical Examiner’s office in New York City said that Charlbi Dean’s death was brought on by a condition known as bacterial sepsis. The sepsis was brought on by the bacterium Capnocytophaga, according to the medical examiner’s office. In a meeting with the media, the spokesperson stated that Charlbi Dean’s issue resulted from asplenia (the absence of a spleen) caused by a remote blunt trauma to her torso.
The death of the actress was not determined to be an accident by the Chief Medical Examiner’s office. According to accounts, Charlbi Dean was involved in a serious car accident in 2009. After the accident, the actress-model had to have her spleen removed. A few hours before she died, Dean reportedly started experiencing some minor symptoms, according to her brother Alex Jacobs. He claimed that the events described included developing a headache, going to bed, waking up her boyfriend, and requesting to be taken to the hospital all occurring over the course of a single day. The reason of death, however, was still unknown to Charlbi Dean’s family at that time.
Bacterial sepsis: What is it?
For those who are unaware, several species of capnocytophaga are thought to produce the rare illness known as bacterial sepsis, which is said to develop in human mouths. The reports state that dogs and cats also have this bacteria in their mouths. People with weakened immune systems, such as alcoholics, people who had their spleen removed, cancer patients, and HIV patients, are more likely to acquire this illness.
Regarding Charlbi Dean
The actress, Charlbi Dean Kriek, began modelling at the age of six for several commercials and catalogues. She was born in Capetown, South Africa. She later obtained a theatre degree from Capetown’s Waterfront Theatre School. Charlbi was involved in a serious vehicle accident in 2008; as a result, she underwent several major surgeries and took a vacation from performing. With the 2010 release of the Spud movie, Dean made her acting debut. She played Amanda.
In the follow-up, Spud 2: The Madness Continues, Charlbi Dean played the same part. She continued acting later on, appearing in movies including Don’t Sleep and An Interview with God. The actress was cast in the acclaimed television series Black Lightning, where she appeared for two seasons. She had a significant part in the 2020 film Triangle Of Sadness, which had its world premiere at Cannes and took home the Palme d’Or award.