Gaspard Ulliel, a French actor who was best known for his roles in Hannibal Rising and Saint Laurent, has died at the age of 37 after sustaining injuries during a skiing accident.
Marvel’s “Moon Knight” Actor Gaspard Ulliel Dead at 37
Gaspard Ulliel, a beloved French actor and star of Marvel’s upcoming series, Moon Knight, has died at the age of 37.
The award-winning actor was hospitalized on Jan. 18 after a skiing accident took place on the Alps in southeastern France and succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, Jan. 19, the office of the Prefecture of Savoie has confirmed to E! News.
Of the circumstances, a media spokesperson for the La Rosiere Ski Resort said in a statement, “Gaspard Ulliel and another skier collided into each other on the ‘Blue Slope’ at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Ski patrol rescue and the in-house resort doctor were called for help and immediately arrived onto the scene following the accident…Albertville police are investigating the circumstances.”
Ulliel’s acting career grew during the late 1990s and early 2000s, with his breakout performance as the title role in the 2007 movie Hannibal Rising. Within that same year, he appeared on the cover of French Vogue alongside supermodel Doutzen Kroes.
His status as a model also rose to prominence, with the actor additionally serving as the face of Chanel for its men’s fragrance, Bleu de Chanel, and as the face of Longchamp.
In 2014, Ulliel portrayed French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in the biopic Saint Laurent. The titular role earned him a Lumières Award for Best Actor and a César Award nomination for Best Actor. His other notable acting credits include roles in A Very Long Engagement and It’s Only the End of the World.
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Before his passing, Ulliel joined the cast of the upcoming Marvel miniseries, Moon Knight, alongside actors Oscar Issac and Ethan Hawke in July 2021. Set for release on March 30, the actor will portray the role of Anton Mogart/Midnight Man.
A spokesperson from Marvel tells E! News in a statement, “We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of our friend and colleague Gaspard Ulliel. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this time.”
He is survived by his long-term girlfriend, French model Gaëlle Piétri and their 5-year-old son, Orso.
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