Beasts of the Southern Wild child star Jonshel Alexander has died in a shooting, aged 22.
The actor, who appeared in the Oscar-nominated film in 2012, was shot in New Orleans on Saturday night (27 November), according to reports.
Beasts of the Southern Wild director Benh Zeitlin told Nola.com he was “devastated” by the news.
The director auditioned more than 4,000 actors for the lead role of Hushpuppy, which Alexander was deemed too old for.
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