French actor Gaspard Ulliel has died at the age of 37 after a skiing accident.


The famous actor of “A Very Long Engagement” and “Hannibal Rising” was hospitalized after the accident in the Alps. Ulliel was immediately transported by helicopter to the hospital on Tuesday but unfortunately didn’t survive the injuries received. French media reported that Ulliel collided with another skier at a crossing point, suffering head trauma. The other skier was found out he had not been hospitalized and police have launched an investigation into the incident. After several television jobs, Ulliel landed a small role in the 2001 Brotherhood of the Wolf, alongside Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci. The acclaimed work in the French films “Summer Things” and “Strayed” then led her to the lead role of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s “A Very Long Engagement” opposite Audrey Tautou. His brilliant performance earned him the Cesar Award for Most Promising Actor. Ulliel also later played roles as the young Hannibal Lecter in the Hannibal Rising prequel, and as Yves Saint Laurent in the biographical film Laurent, which earned him a Cesar nomination for Best Actor. He later won the award for “It’s Only the End of the World” by Xavier Dolan, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

“Gaspard belonged to this new generation of actors who were creating the French cinema of the future,” festival director Thierry Fremaux told the media. “He was just as brilliant and talented. He gave a lot and we will always remember him. “

Ulliel was also known for being the image of “Bleu de Chanel”. Though young in age, his roles were numerous in cinematography and extremely successful, winning numerous awards. Gaspard Ulliel passed away on Tuesday leaving behind his wife and an only son.

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