French actor Gaspard Ulliel is deceased in a tragic skiing accident.
The 37-year-old was best known for playing Hannibal Lecter in the movie Hannibal rising, Yves Saint Laurent in the biopic Saint Laurent and will also star in the next Marvel show moon knight.
He was skiing in Savoie, in the French Alps, on Tuesday January 18, when he collided with another person, the BBC reported.
The actor, who was also the face of Chanel’s “Bleu de Chanel” perfume, was rushed to a hospital in Grenoble with severe head trauma and died on Wednesday.
He was skiing with his partner Gaëlle who shared a saddening clip of their son a few days before the horrific death of his father.
He was skiing with his partner and his son
Gaspard was skiing with his partner Gaëlle Piétri and their six-year-old son Orso.
Gaëlle is a French model and singer represented by Metropolitan models and has modeled for many major beauty brands, including Nivea, Farnier and Bourjois.
She has also appeared in many film shoots including The Smurfs 2, King William, and Duval and Moretti, according to her IMDB profile.
The couple started dating in 2013 and welcomed their son three years later in 2016.
Heartbreaking clip shows Orso skiing
Days before Gaspard died in a tragic skiing accident, Gaëlle shared a clip which, following news of the actor’s passing, is incredibly heartbreaking.
the video, shared on the model’s Instagram last week, shows their son Orso skiing in the French Alps.
Dressed in a green and orange ski outfit, he glides impressively down the slope, crosses arches and has fun like never before.
A week later, Gaspard died after colliding with another person on the tracks.
He just celebrated his birthday
In caption, Gaëlle revealed that the ski video was taken on Orso’s sixth birthday.
“And just like that… BAM 💥,” she wrote before adding, “Happy birthday to the love of my life. #birthday #boy #Orso.
Tributes to Gaspard flood social media after his death, with French Prime Minister Jean Castex Tweeter:
“Gaspard Ulliel grew up with cinema and cinema grew with him. They loved each other madly. It is with a heavy heart that we will never see his finest interpretations again. We have lost a French actor.
Canadian filmmaker, actor and costume designer Xavier Dolan wrote on Instagram:
“It is unimaginable, insane and so painful to even think of writing these words. Your silent laughter. Your watchful eye. Your scar. Your talent. Your listening. Your whispers. Your kindness. Every characteristic of your personality was actually made of shimmering softness.
“Your whole being has been transformed by life, a being that I loved deeply and will always love. I can’t say anything else, I’m gutted, ringing your leaving,” he continued.
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