UPDATED: Gaspard Ulliel, one of the bright lights of French cinema and a star of Marvel’s upcoming Moon Knight series, has died following a ski accident, according to news agency AFP. He was 37.
The two-time Cesar-winning actor was hospitalized Tuesday after suffering a head injury and did not recover, the actor’s family and local agent said. He was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Grenoble following a collision on the slopes in the Savoie region.
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We have reached out to Ulliel’s reps for further details.
Mountain police have been responding to multiple accidents in the region due to hard snow and ice on the slopes. In the Haute-Savoie region, a 5-year-old girl was killed Saturday when a skier crashed into her.
Born on November 25, 1984 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Ulliel is best known for portraying the young Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal Rising and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the biopic Saint Laurent as well as being the face of the Chanel fragrance Bleu de Chanel.
He was nominated for a Cesar Award for Most Promising Actor in 2002 and 2003. In 2004, Ulliel won that award for his role in A Very Long Engagement, which co-starred Audrey Tautou. In 2017, he won the Cesar Award for Best Actor for his role in Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World. He also won two Lumiere Awards, for Saint Laurent and 2003’s Summer Things.
He will play Midnight Man in the anticipated Moon Knight series, alongside Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke.
The actor had one son with French model and singer Gaëlle Piétri.