Actress Charlbi Dean’s Fiancé Speaks Out After Her Death

Luke Volker shared a personal video with fans following the death of his fiancée, Charlbi Dean. Learn about “all the love” Luke has received during this time.

By Kelly Gilmore Aug 31, 2022 8:47 PMTags
Watch: Black Lightning Actress Charlbi Dean Dead at 32

Luke Volker is grieving after the loss of his fiancée.

Just a few days after actress Charlbi Dean passed away at age 32, Luke shared a heart-wrenching video to Instagram to address her death.

"I wanted to just post a picture of Charlbi but it's a bit hard," Luke said in his Aug. 31 post. "I just wanted to let you know I see all your messages, all the love and I appreciate it. I really do."

Touching on the outpouring of words he has received, Luke noted, "It's just I can't really reply to them right now but thank you guys."

"I appreciate it," he added. "I love you."

On Aug. 29, the South African star passed away due to "an unexpected sudden illness," her rep confirmed to NBC News. Since the announcement of her passing, no additional details about her death have been made public.

During the span of her career, Charlbi made strides in both television and film. Not only did she appear in the former CW series Black Lightning and the CBS series Elementary, but she also appeared on the upcoming movie Triangle of Sadness—which is set to release in October.

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Back in May, Luke shared a snap of himself and Charlbi at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, where Triangle of Sadness won the Palme d'Or award.


"3 years later!! Against all odds, almost impossible obstacles, they pulled it off!" Luke wrote. "The film is a masterpiece from top to bottom everyone did a spectacularly job getting it done."

The artist added, "I couldn't be more proud of you my love @charlbi143."

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Charlbi and Luke began dating in June of 2018. In April, Luke shared a look into their romantic proposal, which took place on the streets of Manhattan, New York. He captioned the moment, "This one's dedicated to the love of my life. The girl of my dreams."