'Spiderman' star commits suicide in Paris
British actress 'Lucy Gordon' who was being touted as the 'next big thing' in international cinema after getting her break in Spiderman 3, was found dead at her apartment in Paris.world Updated: May 22, 2009 11:04 IST
Gordon, 28, committed suicide at her central Paris apartment on Thursday and her body was found by her boyfriend who then alerted the police, reported Sun online.
The suicide was confirmed by a spokesperson for the police who said,"We confirm the death of Lucy Gordon in an apparent suicide."
Her agent Jean-Louis Diamonika also confirmed that Gordon had taken her own life.
The actress who was just days away from her 29th birthday had recently finished shooting for a yet-untitled-film where she portrayed Jane Birkin, the actress wife of French cultural icon Serge Gainsbourg.
A spokesman for the ongoing Cannes film festival called Gordon "a hugely promising young actress" while saying, "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."
The Oxford-born actress, who had recently moved to France, had a leading part in the romantic comedy 'The Russian Dolls' in which she co-starred with Amelie star Audrey Tautou.
She had also starred in the recent film Perfume, and had a role in a new French comedy Cineman, due out later this year.