HANNIBAL Rising star Gaspard Ulliel has died after suffering a serious head injury in a horror skiing accident in the Alps.
The 37-year-old model and actor was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after the incident in the Rosiere ski area in the Savoie region on Tuesday.
Ulliel, known for appearing in Chanel perfume ads as well as film and television roles, suffered a serious head injury, local broadcaster France Bleu said.
His family confirmed his death in a statement on Wednesday.
De acordo com relatórios, the actor collided with another skier at a crossing point on the slopes, and the other skier was not taken to hospital.
He was rushed by helicopter to a hospital in Grenoble following the collision.
An investigation is under way into the tragic accident, the Savoie prosecutor’s office said.
Ulliel starred as the young Hannibal Lecter in 2007’s Hannibal Rising and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic Saint Laurent.
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He was also in the upcoming Marvel series Moon Knight and he was the face of the Chanel men’s fragrance Bleu de Chanel.
Ulliel won a Cesar – 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.
He had already taken home a Cesar in 2004 for most promising actor after appearing in the World War One drama A Very Long Engagement alongside Audrey Tautou.
The actor’s death comes after a five-year-old girl was killed on Saturday when a skier crashed into her.
The man has been charged with manslaughter, according to the Haute-Savoie prosecutor, who said excessive speed was the likely cause of the accident.
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