HANNIBAL Rising star Gaspard Ulliel has died after sustaining a severe head injury in a horror skiing accident in the Alps.
The 37-year-old model and actress was taken to hospital in serious condition following an incident at the Rosiere ski resort in the Savoie region on Tuesday.
According to local broadcaster France Bleu, Ulliel, known for appearing in Chanel perfume advertisements as well as film and television roles, suffered a severe head injury.
His family confirmed his death in a statement on Wednesday.
According to reports, the actor collided with another skier at a steep crossing point.
Ulliel was taken to hospital in Grenoble after the horrific collision – but the other skier involved was not taken to hospital.
Savoie’s prosecutor’s office said it is currently conducting an investigation into the tragic accident.
The mountain police said they have responded to several accidents in the area in recent days due to hard ice and snow on the slopes.
Ulliel played young Hannibal Lecter in 2007’s Hannibal Rising and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic Saint Laurent.
He’s also in the upcoming Marvel series Moon Knight and he’s the face of Chanel’s men’s fragrance Bleu de Chanel.
Ulliel won the Cesar Award – the French equivalent of the Oscar – for best actor in 2017 for Just the World’s End, in which he starred alongside Marion Cotillard and Lea Seydoux.
He took home the Cesar Award in 2004 for most promising actor after appearing in the World War I television series 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 rammed her.
The man has been charged with manslaughter, according to prosecutor Haute-Savoie, who said excessive speed was a likely cause of the crash.
Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher was also taken to Grenoble Hospital following a horrific ski crash on the slopes of Méribel in the French Alps in 2013.
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