Guwahati: French actor Gaspard Ulliel, who is set to appear in Marvel’s forthcoming TV series Moon Knight, has died aged 37.
His family told news agency AFP he died on Wednesday following a skiing accident in the Alps.
Ulliel, one of France’s best-known actors, has appeared in It’s Only the End of the World and Saint Laurent, the biopic of the French fashion designer.
The actor was skiing in the Savoie region on Tuesday when he collided with another person.
He suffered severe brain trauma and was airlifted to a hospital in Grenoble, where he died the next day.
The other skier was not hospitalised and an investigation is now under way.
Gaspard is best known for portraying the young Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal Rising, fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the biopic Saint Laurent and as the face of the Chanel fragrance Bleu de Chanel.
He was nominated for a Cesar Award for Most Promising Actor in 2002 and 2003. In 2004 he won that award for his role in A Very Long Engagement, which co-starred Audrey Tautou. In 2017, he won the Cesar Award for Best Actor for his role in Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World.
Moon Knight also stars Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke. Gaspard Ulliel was father to s son with French model and singer Gaelle Pietri.