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Spider Man 3 Actress Lucy Gordon Found Dead

English actress and model Lucy Gordon was found dead in her Paris apartment of an apparent suicide two days shy of her 29th birthday. Her claim to fame was a small role in Spider-Man 3 and her debut film in the movie Perfume...

British Spiderman 3 actress hangs herself in Paris


A young British actress has hanged herself in her Paris apartment just two days before her 29th birthday. The body of Oxford-born Lucy Gordon, who had starred in a number of big budget Hollywood films including Spider-Man 3 (she played the British reporter Jennifer Dugan), was found suspended from the ceiling of her mansion block apartment, according to Sky News.

Police made the grisly discovery after entering the apartment close to the River Seine on Wednesday morning. ‘It was a horrific scene,’ said one policeman. ‘The young woman had taken her own life in terrible circumstances. We are not seeking anyone else. It was a clear case of suicide.’

Gordon, who also worked as a model, had just played the actress and singer Jane Birkin in a biopic about the late French singer Serge Gainsbourg currently being previewed at the Cannes Film Festival. 

A festival organiser said: ‘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.’

In all Lucy Gordon had appeared in about a dozen films, having made her screen debut in 2001. She had recently moved to Paris from New York , and appeared to have everything to live for.

Gordon also had a starring role in a new French comedy Cineman, due out later this year, and a larger part in the romantic comedy The Russian Dolls in which she co-starred with Audrey Tautou. She was also in ‘Perfume’ in 2001.

Interviewed in January last year she said her career was progressing “slowly but surely”.

Her mother was out of the UK on holiday and is due to fly back today. Her sister Katie was today too upset to comment.