Jonshel Alexander shoots: Beasts of the Southern Wild child star dies aged 22

Southern wild animals child star Jonshel Alexander died in a shooting, aged 22.

According to reports, the actor who appeared in the 2012 Oscar-nominated film was filmed in New Orleans on Saturday night (November 27).

Alexander was with an unidentified man, who was also shot. They were believed to be sitting in a vehicle on North Claiborne Avenue when the incident happened.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, but the man drove himself to the hospital.

Southern wild animals director Benh Zeitlin told Nola.com he was “devastated” by the news.

Alexander was just 12 years old when she appeared in Zeitlin’s film, which was filmed in Louisiana. The director tried more than 4,000 actors for the lead role of Hushpuppy, who was deemed too old for Alexander.

It all worked out for Quvenzhané Wallis in the end, but Zeitlin created a new character named Joy for Alexander.

“We’ve incorporated a part into the film that’s inspired by her,” Zeitlin said at the time.

(left to right) Jonshel Alexander, Quvenzhané Walli, Kaliana Brower and Amber Henry in ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

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“A lot of the lines were written by her, and a lot of the characters showed who Jonshel is. Her character in the movie is called Joy Strong, which always seems to be a perfect depiction of Jonshel. ”

The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

“She gave life to everything,” says Alexander’s mother, Shelly The Times-Picayune / The New Orleans Advocat. “Jonshel is hot-tempered, hot-tempered, spoiled. It’s her way or no way. Jonshel was like, “That would be me.”

The newspaper reported that Alexander worked as a waiter and devoted himself to taking care of his one-year-old daughter, De-vynne Robinson, after graduating from high school.

Police are asking anyone in the United States with information to call Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans Inc. anonymously at (504) 822-1111 or (877) 903-7867.

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Emma Bowman

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