French Actor Gaspard Ulliel Dead at 37
The actor died following a skiing accident in the Alps
According to CNN, Ulliel died today in a hospital in the city of Grenoble in southeastern France after suffering a severe brain injury in a ski accident on Tuesday (January 18).
Ulliel gained significant recognition for his portrayal of young Hannibal Lecter in 2007's Hannibal Rising and French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic Saint Laurent. In 2016, he won the César for Best Actor for his performance in Xavier Dolan's It's Only the End of the World.
Earlier today, French actor Jean Dujardin posted an image of Ulliel to his Instagram with a caption simply reading "Gaspard" alongside a black heart emoji.
French minister of culture Rosalyne Bachelot also tweeted in remembrance of Ulliel, writing, "his sensitivity and the intensity of his acting made Gaspard Ulliel an exceptional actor. The cinema today loses an immense talent. I send my condolences to his loved ones and my loving thoughts to all who mourn him today."
See both posts below.
Sa sensibilité et l'intensité de son jeu faisaient de Gaspard Ulliel un acteur d'exception. Le cinéma perd aujourd'hui un immense talent.— Roselyne Bachelot (@R_Bachelot) January 19, 2022
J'adresse mes condoléances à ses proches et mes pensées affectueuses à tous ceux qui le pleurent aujourd'hui. pic.twitter.com/ro4VYhwY2B