French actor Gaspard Ulliel, one of the stars of Marvel’s upcoming Moon Knight series, has reportedly died at the age of 37. The Moon Knight trailer was just released this week.
According to Deadline, Ulliel was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Grenoble after suffering a serious head injury during a skiing collision in the Savoie region of the Alps on Tuesday. The actor’s family and local agent have reportedly since informed the news agency AFP that Ulliel has not survived the tragic accident.
Ulliel is perhaps best known for his role as the young Hannibal Lecter in 2007’s Hannibal Rising, which served as an adaptation of Thomas Harris’ 2006 novel of the same name. He also starred in the likes of Saint Laurent, It’s Only the End of the World, and A Very Long Engagement, for which he won a César Award for Most Promising Actor in 2017.
It’s understood that he had also recently completed work on Marvel’s Moon Knight series alongside Oscar Isaac’s mercenary-turned-vigilante Marc Spector/Moon Knight and Ethan Hawke’s villainous mad scientist Arthur Harrow. A former listing on Ulliel’s talent agency page showed the actor as taking on the role of Anton Mogart aka Midnight Man in the series.
French prime minister Jean Castex shared a tribute to the late actor on Twitter, writing that Ulliel “grew up with cinema and cinema grew with him.”
Ulliel is survived by his long-term partner Gaëlle Piétri and their six-year-old son Orso. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends.