The real life tragedy of Triangle of Sadness

Charlbi Dean Krie

The film Triangle of Sadness was nominated for three Oscars at the 2023 Academy Awards. In a sad turn of events, the lead actress of the movie, Charlbi Dean Kriek, died unexpectedly this past August (2022.) Why was she left out of the In Memorium segment of the awards show?

Charlbi’s death is mentioned on a larger list that you could access by scanning a QR code.

Other big exclusions from the In Memorium feature were Anne Heche and Paul Sorvino.

Paul’s daughter Mira tweeted out about the exclusions. “It is baffling beyond belief that my beloved father and many other amazing brilliant departed actors were left out,” Mira tweeted. “The Oscars forgot about Paul Sorvino, but the rest of us never will!!”

How did Charlbi Dean Kriek die?

Charlbi Dead was 32 years old when she passed away just hours after she sought help at an emergency room at a New York City hospital. She had a headache, and then fell asleep.

Her death was shockingly quick. According to her brother Alex Jacobs, Charlbi had a headache and took a nap. When she woke up, she asked her fiancé, Luke Volker, to help her go to the hospital.

She died of bacterial sepsis that her body had trouble fighting because she no longer had a spleen. She’d had to have her spleen removed 14 years prior because of injuries she sustained from a car accident. She’d broken some ribs and her back in the crash, and her spleen removal left her immunocompromised.

Soon after her death, Luke posted a short message on his Instagram addressing Charlbi’s death. “Hi, everyone. I wanted to just post a picture of Charlbi, but it’s a bit hard,” Luke shared.

“I just wanted to let you know I see all your messages, all the love, and I appreciate it. I really do,” he continued. “It’s just, I can’t really reply to them right now. But thank you, guys. I appreciate it. I love you.”