This is terrible news.
Actress Lucy Gordon, who was one of England’s most promising stars, was found dead in her Paris apartment.
According to the London Times, Gordon was discovered in her apartment after hanging herself while her boyfriend was sleeping. An autopsy has been requested, but there are no further details at this time.
Gordon had just wrapped on her latest film Serge Gainsbourg, a biopic about the late French singer-songwriter and actress, in which she played the role of British actress and singer Jane Birkin.
Cannes Film Festival organizers have paid tribute to the actress, whose 29th birthday is this Friday. A spokesman for the festival described Miss Gordon as "a hugely promising young actress".
He said: "We are devastated by this news. All those attending the festival had been hugely impressed by Lucy's work. She was a star in the making."