French actor Gaspard Ulliel, known for movie and tv roles as well as the encounter of Chanel fragrance adverts, died Wednesday soon after a skiing accident in the Alps, in accordance to his agent’s workplace. He was 37.
Ulliel was hospitalized Tuesday just after the accident in the Savoie region’s Rosiere ski area, the Savoie prosecutor’s office mentioned. The workplace of the actor’s agent said Ulliel died on Wednesday. It delivered no specifics.
Nearby broadcaster France Bleu mentioned Ulliel was hospitalized with a cranium injury, and that he evidently collided with yet another skier at a crossing place on the slopes. The other skier was not hospitalized, in accordance to France Bleu. Police and prosecutors would not explore particulars about what transpired.
Starred in Canadian movie
Ulliel portrayed the youthful Hannibal Lecter in 2007’s Hannibal Soaring and style mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic Saint Laurent.
He also starred in Xavier Dolan’s film It’s Only the End of the Environment, picked as Canada’s submission for the ideal foreign-language film category at the 89th Academy Awards in 2017.
He is also established to show up in the upcoming Marvel series Moon Knight and was the promoting encounter of the Chanel men’s fragrance Bleu de Chanel.
Ulliel started in tv while however in center school and went on to earn two Cesar awards, France’s equal to the Oscar.
Tributes poured in from stunned supporters, colleagues and politicians. French Prime Minister Jean Castex tweeted that “Gaspard Ulliel grew up with cinema and cinema grew up with him. They cherished every other madly.”
Gaspard Ulliel a grandi avec le cinéma et le cinéma a grandi avec lui. Ils s’aimaient éperdument.
C’est le cœur serré que nous reverrons désormais ses plus belles interprétations et croiserons ce specific regard.
Nous perdons un acteur français. pic.twitter.com/pAi7Do3FIU
Memories of Schumacher snowboarding accident
Ulliel’s loss of life conjured up memories of when Method 1 wonderful Michael Schumacher hit his head when snowboarding in 2013 in the French ski vacation resort of Meribel, about 50 kilometres from the place Ulliel was snowboarding. Equally have been addressed at Grenoble College Medical center.
Schumacher, 53, has not been seen in general public in eight yrs, and tiny has been released about his bodily and mental issue.
The German automobile racing legend experienced major head accidents when he fell and strike the appropriate facet of his head on a rock off the facet of a demarcated slope. He was skiing with his teenage son although on a spouse and children holiday in the Alps.
Following Ulliel’s death, the mountain police company for the Rosiere ski location said its staff have been carrying out five or six rescues everyday as the snow hardened in the latest days.
In the neighbouring Haute-Savoie region, a 5-year-aged lady was killed Saturday when yet another skier crashed into her. The gentleman was handed preliminary manslaughter rates, according to the Haute-Savoie prosecutor, who cited excessive velocity as the probably induce of the crash.