Beasts of Southern Wild Star Jonshel Alexander Dead 22

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An “absolute one-of-a-kind”An ex-child actress has died too quickly. 

Jonshel AlexanderShe made her acting debut in 2012’s critically acclaimed drama. Beasts of the Southern WildHe has now died. Jonshel and an unnamed man were reportedly shot inside a vehicle in New Orleans on Saturday, Nov. 27, according to the Associated Press (via NBC News). Per the report, citing police, the former child star was pronounced dead at the scene while the man drove to a hospital. Jonshel was 22. 

Nearly a decade earlier, the New Orleans native was cast as Joy Strong in the Louisiana-set movie. Jonshel, then 12, was just 12 years of age at the time. 

Dec. 1 Quvenzhané Wallis, who starred in the lead role, Hushpuppy, honored her former co-star with a tribute on social media. “When were filming we were always together and i wish i could go back in time so i can see you again,”She Tweet. “I love you. you will be missed by so many. #jonshel #gonetoosoon #prayersgoingup.”