South wild monsters Actress Gunshil Alexander has died at the age of 22, according to reports.
Alexander, who played Joey Strong in the 2012 Academy Award-nominated film, was reportedly shot dead in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday (November 27).
according to The Hollywood ReporterPolice said Alexander and a man were shot in a car and pronounced dead at the scene. The unnamed man went to the hospital for treatment.
Reportedly, investigators found a vehicle of interest in connection with the shooting, a chestnut pickup truck believed to have been used by the killer.
Her mother, Shelley Alexander, honored her daughter at The Times Picayune / New Orleans Attorney, saying, “She brought everything back to life. Junshel was feisty, jazzy, spoiled. It was her way or any way. Junshel was like, ‘It’s going to be me.'”
Directed by Benh Zeitlin, South wild monsters This is a drama film that follows the story of a poor community in Louisiana Bayou who struggle to survive.
The film was nominated for four Academy Awards in 2013, for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actress for the nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis – the youngest ever in this category.
Zeitlin described Alexander as “a unique, unforgettable human being with the power of nature” and has been in contact with her family since learning of her death.