French actor Gaspard Ulliel, winner of two César awards, died after a ski accident

French actor Gaspard Ulliel seriously injured in skiing accident (Reuters)

French actor Gaspard Ulliel, winner of two César awards and known for his performance in “Saint Laurent” or “Hannibal, the origin of evil”, died this Wednesday at the age of 37, one day after having suffered a serious ski accident that kept him hospitalized in a state of maximum gravityconfirmed the French press.

The BFM TV network, which broke the news, confirmed that the double winner of the César award was unable to recover from the strong head injury suffered on Tuesday after colliding with another skier at the station of La Rosière, in the French Alps. He was rushed by helicopter to Grenoble University Hospital.

The Albertville Prosecutor’s Office has opened an investigation to clarify the facts.

Jean Castex, Prime Minister of France, went to his official Twitter account to mourn the loss of the artist. “Ulliel grew up with the cinema and the cinema grew up with him. They loved each other madly. From now on we will see with our hearts in a fist his most beautiful performances and his particular look, ”he wrote.

In a brief statement to the media, his agent confirmed that Ulliel died this Wednesday “victim of a ski accident when he enjoyed one of his great passions on a blue track, the name given to those of low or medium level.

Gaspard Ulliel (Reuters)
Gaspard Ulliel (Reuters)

The interpreter suffered an accident on Tuesday at the La Rosière resort, in Savoy, of which the causes have not yet been clarified, although the impact occurred when he collided with another skier, according to the BFM TV network on Wednesday and they have confirmed other local media.

The son of two stylists, Ulliel began his career as an actor on television in 1997, with “Mission protection rapprochée” and several short films. Four years later he was part of the cast of “The Pact of the Wolves”, a film in which Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel participated.

Gaspard Ulliel and Cannes (Reuters)
Gaspard Ulliel and Cannes (Reuters)

The actor was the father of a six-year-old boy with the model Gaëlle Pietri, who a few days ago shared a photo on Instagram skiing with the little one.

Born in 1984, the interpreter rose to fame at the age of 19 in the film “Les Égarés”, alongside Emmanuelle Béart, and shortly after with Audrey Tautou in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s “Long Sunday of Courtship”, which earned him the César award for best revelation actor at 21.

He won a César again in 2017, in the category of best actor, for his performance in the film “It’s only the end of the world”, by Canadian Xavier Dolan.

He was one of the French actors with the longest international career, thanks to films like “Hannibal, the origin of evil”, where he played the role of the murderer Hannibal Lecter in his younger years, previously embodied in the 90s trilogy by Anthony Hopkins. The Marvel series “Moon knight” is pending release, in which Ulliel participated.

(With information from EFE)


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