French actor Gaspard Ulliel dies aged 37 in skiing accident

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French actor Gaspard Ulliel dies aged 37 in skiing accident
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 25, 2019 French actor Gaspard Ulliel attends a press conference for the film "Sibyl" at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. - French actor Gaspard Ulliel, 37, has died in a skiing accident it was announced on January 19, 2022. (Photo by Laurent EMMANUEL / AFP)

French actor Gaspard Ulliel, who played a young Hannibal Lecter and Yves Saint Laurent, has died at the age of 37 following a skiing accident, his family said on Wednesday.


Ulliel gained international attention for his performance as the famous cannibal in Hannibal Rising and had a leading role in the upcoming Marvel TV series Moon Knight.

His family confirmed the death in a statement given to AFP by his agent.

Ulliel won a César - 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.

READ ALSO 7 of the best film roles of Gaspard Ulliel


He had already taken home a Cesar in 2004 for most promising actor after appearing in the World War I drama A Very Long Engagement alongside Audrey Tautou.

He starred in Saint Laurent, one of two biopics about the legendary designer to be released in 2014, though he lost out at the Cesars to the star of the rival film, Pierre Niney.

You can find a round-up of his best film roles HERE.


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