Tributes

Spider-Man Actress Found Dead

05/21/2009 at 09:30 AM EDT

Spider-Man Actress Found Dead
Lucy Gordon
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Lucy Gordon, considered one of Britain's most promising young film stars, was found dead in her Paris apartment after apparently killing herself, say French police.

Gordon, 28, had a dozen screen roles to her credit, including that of British reporter Jennifer Dugan in Spider-Man 3. In the upcoming biopic Serge Gainsbourg (a heroic life), about the late French singer-songwriter-actor, she plays the real-life British actress-singer Jane Birkin.

Gordon was discovered in her apartment, Paris police tell the London Times, which also quotes a news source as saying the actress's boyfriend was asleep in the residence when she hanged herself. An autopsy has been ordered.

Gordon, who had worked as a model, made her movie debut in 2001's Perfume. The next year, she starred in the war drama The Four Feathers, which also starred Heath Ledger.

Friday would have marked her 29th birthday.


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