French actor Gaspard Ulliel died this Wednesday at the age of 37, one day after suffering a skiing accident that kept him hospitalized in a critical state, the French press confirmed.
His agent has confirmed to the AFM news agency that the double César Award winner was unable to recover from severe head trauma after a collision with another skier at the La Rosière resort in the French Alps. From there he was transferred to the Grenoble hospital, where he has finally died. The Albertville Prosecutor’s Office has opened an investigation to clarify the causes of the accident, on a track in Savoy.
In France he had risen to fame after starring long wedding sunday with Audrie Tatou (Amèlie) in 2004 and Paris, I love you, in 2006, directed by various international filmmakers, including the Coen brothers and Isabel Coixet. But his international takeoff came with Hannibal, the origin of evil, the prequel to the trilogy based on the novel by Thomas Harris.
In recent years he had starred in the biopic of the designer Yves Saint Laurent and had received a César award in 2017 (the highest recognition of the French film academy) for his role in Just the end of the world. It was the second, after having won best revelation actor in 2005. It was also about to be released Moon Knight, the latest Marvel series that will arrive on March 30 at Disney +. In it he plays the villain Anton Mogart, aka Midnight Man.