The promising young Canadianactor Andre Noble, who starred in John Palmer's gay and lesbian festival hit Sugar, died on Jul 30 from inadvertent poisoning. He was25.

Born in the Canadian fishingvillage of Centreville, Newfoundland, in 1979, Noble studied at the Sir WilfredGrenfell School of Fine Arts in Newfoundland before moving to Toronto to launchhis acting career.

After numerous stage andtelevision appearances, Noble made his film debut in Jacob Tierney's Twist, a modern retelling of Oliver Twist, which iscurrently on release in the US through Strand Releasing.

Sugar, in which he plays an 18-year-old suburban boy whofalls in love with a city-dwelling crack addict, premiered in May at theToronto InsideOut Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival, where it won the awardfor best Canadian feature.

The picture will be releasedon video in the US through TLA Releasing and THINKFilm on Nov 16.