French 'Moon Knight' actor Gaspard Ulliel dies at 37 after ski accident

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French 'Moon Knight' actor Gaspard Ulliel dies at 37 after ski accident

French actor Gaspard Ulliel, widely cherished for orchestrating young Hannibal Lecter in “Hannibal Rising” alongside Yves St Laurent in a biopic “Saint Laurent”, who has been set to appear in Marvel’s latest TV show "Moon Knight", had passed away at 37 following a ski accident on Wednesday.

Lamentably, the news of Gaspard Ulliel’s death broke off just a day after a trailer of “Moon Knight”, where he was casted as the Midnight Man, had been released online. His family had confirmed in an interview with AFP that, Ulliel, one of the best-known actors in France who has been the face of Chanel men’s fragrance Bleu de Chapel, perished on Wednesday following a horrible ski accident in the Alps.

The 37-year-old French genius had been skiing on the Savoie on Tuesday, while he had bumped into another person and fell from the board. After having airlifted to a hospital in Grenoble, he was diagnosed with severe brain injury and haemorrhage.

Ulliel died at the next day. An investigation is under way.

Industry pays tribute after star-crossed demise of Ulliel

Meanwhile, followed by the confirmation of Ulliel’s death, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire was quoted saying in a tweet, “French cinema is losing a huge talent, full of charm and energy”.

Writer and critic Caspar Salmon, in tandem, also had paid tribute to Ulliel portraying him as “an actor of considerable magnetism, talent and beauty who had already carved out an impressive and varied career”.

Having borne in the outskirt of Paris back in the winter of 1984, Ulliel appeared on the screen at the age of 11, but engendered wide-spread appraisal and international recognition in 2007 for his recital as a young Hannibal.

Ulliel won the best actor Cesar award, often contemplated as the French Oscar, in 2017 for his role in “It’s Only the End of the World”.