According to his agent's office, French actor Gaspard Ulliel died Wednesday following a skiing accident in the Alps. He was recognized for appearing in Chanel perfume advertising as well as film and television appearances. He was 37 years old at the time.
Ulliel was taken to the hospital following the accident in the Savoie region's Rosiere ski slope on Tuesday, according to the Savoie prosecutor's office. Ulliel died on Wednesday, according to the actor's agent's office. There were no other specific details given.
When the actor was skiing in the Savoie region, he collided with another skier at a slope junction. Ulliel was flown to a hospital in Grenoble by helicopter after colliding with another skier in the Alps' Savoie area, as he suffered from catastrophic head damage.
Multiple accidents have occurred in this region as a result of heavy snow and ice on the slopes, according to mountain police. The accident is being investigated by local authorities.
Gaspard died on January 19 after spending a week in the hospital. Fans are still reeling from the shock of his untimely passing.
Many people have mentioned the need of taking safety precautions while skiing, such as wearing a helmet. Was one on Gaspard's person? Helmets are not required to be worn while skiing or snowboarding in France, however they are strongly recommended.
Gaspard, on the other hand, was not wearing any headgear. According to a person familiar with the investigation, the actor "was not wearing a safety helmet at the time."
Gaspard ulliel wearing a black coat
Ulliel's death comes only one day after the teaser for Marvel's "Moon Knight" was released, a new television show starring Ulliel, Oscar Isaac, and Ethan Hawke due to broadcast in March. 17.5 million people have seen the trailer. Despite the fact that Ulliel had previously performed in American films, "Moon Knight" would have provided him with one of his greatest audiences to date.
Ulliel, who was born just outside of Paris in 1984, began acting at the age of 11 and gained international fame for his role as a young Hannibal in 2007's Hannibal Rising.
In 2017, he received the Cesar Award for Best Actor for his portrayal in It's Only the End of the World, alongside Marion Cotillard and Lea Seydoux. He earned most promising actor in 2005 for his role in the World War One drama A Very Long Engagement, in which Audrey Tautou also appeared.
Saint Laurent, one of two biopics on Yves Saint Laurent released in 2014, was one of the films competing for the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival that year. Ulliel was hailed for his performance, but he lost out to Pierre Niney, the star of the competing film Yves Saint Laurent, at the Cesar Awards.
Gaspard ulliel is standing in a blue jacket with hands on a table while crowd of photographers sit in the back
From stunned fans to the halls of power, tributes flooded in. "Gaspard Ulliel grew up with film and cinema grew up with him," French Prime Minister Jean Castex stated in a tweet. They were enamoured with one other."
The event brought back thoughts of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher's head injury in a ski accident in Meribel, France, in 2013, just 50 kilometres (30 miles) from where Ulliel was skiing.