Lucy Gordon, a rising British actress whose biggest claim to fame was a minor role in Spider-Man 3, was found dead of an apparent suicide in her Paris apartment Wednesday—two days before her 29th birthday.
Per French police, Gordon hanged herself while her boyfriend was sleeping. No word what may have motivated her to take her own life. An autopsy was pending.
Born in Oxford, Gordon worked as a model before making her feature film debut in 2001's Perfume.
Aside from her role as a reporter in the Spidey sequel, credits included John Cusack's romantic vehicle Serendipity, The Four Feathers opposite the late Heath Ledger and the John Krasinski-directed Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, which debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival.
Before her death, she had completed Serge Gainsbourg (A Heroic Life), a biopic on the late French entertainer, in which she played the role of British thesp Jane Birkin.