French actor Gaspard Ulliel, identified for Chanel fragrance adverts and portraying designer Yves Saint Laurent in a 2014 biopic, has died at 37 following a ski accident within the Alps, French media reported on Wednesday.
Ulliel, who received a French Cesar award for finest actor for his position in It’s Solely the Finish of the World, a movie by Canadian director Xavier Dolan in 2017, was the face of the Bleu de Chanel males’s perfume.
“French cinema is dropping an enormous expertise, filled with attraction and vitality,” French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire posted on Twitter.
Ulliel portrayed the younger Hannibal Lecter in 2007’s Hannibal Rising and Saint Laurent within the 2014 biopic Saint Laurent. He’s additionally within the upcoming Marvel sequence Moon Knight.
An investigation is below method into Tuesday’s accident in La Rosière ski space within the Savoie area, in response to the Savoie prosecutor’s workplace.
Ulliel was within the hospital receiving care early Wednesday earlier than he died, the prosecutor’s workplace mentioned. Native broadcaster France Bleu mentioned, on the time, that he was in “critical” situation with a cranium damage.
Ulliel’s brokers didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
Police and the prosecutor’s workplace wouldn’t reveal particulars of the accident. France Bleu mentioned Ulliel apparently collided with one other skier at a crossing level on the slopes, and the opposite skier was not hospitalized.
The mountain police service serving the location of the accident mentioned it has been organizing 5 – 6 rescues per day in latest days because the snow has hardened.
— With information from Reuters
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