British Actress Lucy Gordon Dead in Apparent Suicide

British actress Lucy Gordon found dead in Paris
Lucy Gordon a rising British actress whose biggest claim to fame was a minor role in Spider-Man 3, was found dead of an apparent suicide in her Paris apartment Wednesday—two days before her 29th birthday.Per French police, Gordon hanged herself while her boyfriend was sleeping. No word what may have motivated her to take her own life. An autopsy was pending.Born in Oxford, Gordon worked as a model before making her feature film debut in 2001's Perfume.
Aside from her role as a reporter in the Spidey sequel, credits included John Cusack's romantic vehicle Serendipity, The Four Feathers opposite the late Heath Ledger and the John Krasinski-directed Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, which debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival.
Before her death, she had completed Serge Gainsbourg (A Heroic Life), a biopic on the late French entertainer, in which she played the role of British thesp Jane Birkin.

The exact circumstances leading up to Gordon’s death are not yet clear. Police tell media outlets that she “had taken her own life in terrible circumstances” and that they are “not seeking anyone else” in the investigation. A friend of Gordon’s (who, by some accounts, was a boyfriend) reportedly told police he was in the home asleep and found Gordon hanging when he awoke.
Friends of Lucy Gordon have suggested the actress was “deeply affected” by a recent friend’s suicide. Her agents are quoted as simply saying she “ended her own days.”
An autopsy is now pending.Gordon, 28, appeared in a dozen films, including as reporter Jennifer Dugan in "Spider-Man 3." She portrays British singer and actress Jane Birkin in the upcoming biopic "Serge Gainsbourg (a heroic life)" by Joann Sfar.

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