Actor Gaspard Ulliel dies in terrible ski accident (PHOTOS)

He was airlifted to a hospital but did not survive. Gaspard Ulliel was only 37 years old. The terrible accident that caused the young act...

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  • He was airlifted to a hospital but did not survive.
  • Gaspard Ulliel was only 37 years old.
  • The terrible accident that caused the young actor’s death is being investigated

FAMOUS ACTOR DIES IN TERRIBLE ACCIDENT. He was 37 years old and went skiing without imagining it would end so tragically. May he rest in peace. Mourning continues to upend the entertainment world. Now the family of a young actor who was hospitalized after a skiing accident has confirmed the terrible news of the death of the 37-year-old actor on Wednesday.

Gaspard Ulliel, a French actor famous for his role in “Hannibal, the Origin of Evil,” died Wednesday after a brutal skiing accident at La Rosière, a famous ski resort in southern France. The news was confirmed in a press release sent to the AFP news agency and published by the Spanish newspaper The World.

Young actor dies in terrible accident

FILE - French actor Gaspard Ulliel attends a special screening of "Saint Laurent" in New York on April 29, 2015. Ulliel died on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 after suffering a skiing accident. I was 37 years old. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
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The actor was seriously injured and was immediately hospitalized. The cause of the fatal incident has not yet been determined but, according to El Mundo, the young French actor’s accident may have been related to a collision with another person who was also skiing.

According to local media reports, Gaspard Ulliel was unconscious when he was taken by helicopter to the University Hospital of Grenoble, where he eventually died. The Albertville prosecutor’s office reported that an investigation has been launched to clarify the brutal accident that ended the famous actor’s life, according to El Mundo.

Even the French prime minister is mourning

They mourn the death of the young actor; even the prime minister sends a message
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Gaspard Ulliel won two César awards and enjoyed wide national and international recognition. Even the French prime minister, dedicated an emotional message to him on Twitter, where he also shared a photograph of the young actor who died in this terrible skiing accident.

“Gaspard Ulliel grew up with cinema and cinema grew up with him. They loved each other madly. It is with great sadness that we will now see his most beautiful performances and know this certain aspect. We are losing a French actor,” said the prime minister on his official Twitter account.

How the French actor died

FILE - From left to right, actress Lea Seydoux, director Bertrand Bonello, actor Gaspard Ulliel, actor Jeremie Renier, actress Amira Casar and actress Aymeline Valade arrive at the premiere of their film "Saint-Laurent" at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2014 in Cannes, France. Ulliel died on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 after suffering a skiing accident. I was 37 years old. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
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The young French actor who played Hannibal Lecter was hospitalized due to a head trauma, according to On The Radar. Gaspard Ulliel was the father of a six-year-old son he had with French model Gaëlle Pietri.

The French performer rose to fame when he was only 19 years old, winning awards for best new actor for his performance in the movie “Long Sunday of courtship”, according to El Mundo. A few years ago he reaffirmed his talent when he won the 2017 César award for best actor for the feature film “Solo el fin del mundo”.

Video shows his little son skiing just like his father

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The actor will appear in the upcoming Marvel film, “Moon Knight”. On Instagram, his son’s mother posted a video of their little boy skiing while she follows behind him. The video has accumulated more than 100,ooo shares at the time of writing this article.

Apparently, Gaspard Ulliel and model Gaëlle Pietri may have been celebrating their son’s sixth birthday at the ski area. Following the news, followers began offering their condolences. “My sweetest thoughts dearest Gaelle,” commented one follower.

The last photograph of the French actor

The 'last' photograph of the young actor
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“Sweet thoughts to you and your family.” “Terrible news, there are no words… Lots of encouragement to you and your little one.” “Sincere condolences. Courage in this ordeal.” “All my thoughts are with you… and your son. One of the best of his generation, I can’t believe it.”

An Instagram account with Gaspard Ulliel’s name, photographs and more than 80,000 followers was also filled with condolences on the last photo posted of the hero of “Hannibal, the origin of evil”. “It simply can’t be true!” “Impossible… I can’t believe it” “Rest in peace.”

This was not the only accident in that ski area

FILE - French actor Gaspard Ulliel attends a screening of "Saint Laurent" at the New York Film Festival on September 30, 2014. Ulliel died on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 after suffering a skiing accident. I was 37 years old. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
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Gaspard Ulliel’s death immediately begin trending on Twitter, where users highlighted his upcoming involvement with entertainment giant Marvel in the “Moon Knight” miniseries. Ulliel, was also the face of commercials for Chanel’s Bleu men’s fragrance.

Local network France Bleu reported that Ulliel was hospitalized with a skull injury. He apparently collided with another skier at a crossing point on the slopes. The other skier was not hospitalized, according to France Bleu cited by AP. Police and prosecutors also did not provide details.

He gained fame at a very young age

FILE - French act Gaspard Ulliel wins the Cesar Award for Best Young Actor for his work in "A long dimanche of fiançailles" ("Eternal love") on February 26, 2005 in Paris. Ulliel died on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 after suffering a skiing accident. I was 37 years old. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
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Ulliel started in television at a very young age, when he was still in school. He went on to win two Cesar awards, France’s top film honor: most promising actor for 2004’s “Un long dimanche de fiançailles” (“Eternal Love”), and best actor for 2016’s “Juste la fin du monde” (“It’s Only the End of the World”).

The accident evoked memories of when Formula One racing great Michael Schumacher hit his head in a 2013 skiing accident in the French resort of Meribel, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from where Ulliel was skiing. Both were treated at Grenoble University Hospital.

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