French actor Gaspard Ulliel was mostly unknown to Americans, but not for long. He would have hit the red carpet for the upcoming Marvel series ‘Moon Knight’. Now he’s died at the young age of 37.
The star, who gained international attention for his portrayal of a young Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal Rising, was hospitalized Tuesday after a skiing accident in the Alps.
The father-of-one was not wearing a helmet when he crashed into another skier at the intersection of two blue slopes in the Rosiere resort in Savoie.
Ulliel suffered significant head trauma and was immediately hospitalised in Grenoble where he died as a result of his injuries.
The second skier in the crash did not suffer any major injuries and investigators said the weather conditions at the time were good.
Ulliel won a Cesar – the French equivalent of an Oscar – for best actor in 2017 for It’s Only the End of the World in which he starred alongside Marion Cotillard and Lea Seydoux.