French actor Gaspard Ulliel died at 37 – Actus Ciné | Film-News.co.uk

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French actor Gaspard Ulliel has tragically passed away at the age of 37.

The star, known for his performances in Hannibal Rising in 2007 and Saint Laurent in 2014, was seriously injured following a skiing accident in the resort of La Rosiere in Savoie, France, on Tuesday.

It is believed that Ulliel collided with another skier on an intermediate slope and was unconscious when taken to a hospital in Grenoble. His death was confirmed Wednesday by a family spokesperson. The other skier emerged unscathed from the accident.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex paid tribute on Wednesday afternoon and, in a post on Twitter, described Ulliel as a “true French actor”.

“Gaspard Ulliel grew up with the cinema and the cinema grew with him. They loved each other. It is with a heavy heart that we will now see his fine performances and his gaze”, he writes.

In the entertainment industry, Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux remembered the Paris native as “equally brilliant and talented”, while actors Jean Dujardin and Guillaume Canet both shared a photo of Ulliel on social media and simply wrote, “Gaspard.”

Additionally, Juliette Binoche posted the proverb “Speech is silver, silence is gold” and said “I’m thinking of him and his family.”

Meanwhile, executives at Chanel, for whom Ulliel served as brand ambassador for 12 years and was the face of Bleu de Chanel perfume, shared their “deep sadness” at his passing.

“He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends,” they commented.

The Cesar winner recently starred as Anton Mogart/Midnight Man in the Disney+ series Moon Knight.

Ulliel is survived by his partner Gaëlle Piétri and their son.

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