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French actor Gaspard Ulliel, who stars in the upcoming Marvel series Moon Knight, has died at the age of 37 in a skiing accident.
The star, who drew international attention for his portrayal of a young Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal Rising, was hospitalized after Tuesday’s accident in the Alps.
The father of one, who was also the face of Chanel’s men’s fragrance Bleu de Chanel, was not wearing a helmet when he collided with another skier at the intersection of two blue slopes at the Rosiere resort in Savoie, France.
Ulliel suffered a major head injury and was immediately airlifted to a hospital in Grenoble, where he died today as a result of his injuries.
The second skier in the accident suffered no major injuries and mountain investigators said weather conditions at the time were good.
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Her family confirmed the death in a statement given to AFP by her agent, and an investigation was opened.
Ulliel won a César, the French equivalent of an Oscar, for best actor in 2017 for It’s Only the End of the World, in which he starred opposite Marion Cotillard and Lea Seydoux.
He had already taken home a 2004 César for Most Promising Actor after appearing in the World War I drama A Very Long Engagement opposite Audrey Tautou.
Ulliel, who shares a five-year-old son with model and singer Gaëlle Piétri, played Yves Saint Laurent in a 2014 biopic.
The mountain police service serving the crash site said it has been organizing five to six rescues a day in recent days as the snow hardens.
In the neighboring Haute-Savoie region, a five-year-old girl was killed on Saturday when a skier crashed into her.
The man was previously charged with involuntary manslaughter, according to the Haute-Savoie prosecutor, who cited speeding as the likely reason for the crash.
Shocked tributes poured in from fans, politicians and celebrities around the world.
- The French actor was not wearing a helmet when he crashed in Savoie yesterday
- He collided with another skier on the intersection between two blue runs
- The model father-of-one had starred in Hannibal Rising and Saint Laurent