Spider-Man Actress Commits Suicide

May 21, 2009 By:
Spider-Man Actress Commits Suicide

This is terrible news.

Actress Lucy Gordon, who was one of England’s most promising stars, was found dead in her Paris apartment.

She appeared as British reporter Jennifer Dugan in Spider Man 3, and also starred alongside the late Heath Ledger in Four Feathers.

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."