Gaspard Ulliel DEAD, Moon Knight Fame Died After A Ski Accident At 37.

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Gaspard Ulliel, the French actor best known for playing Yves Saint Laurent in a biopic of the iconic fashion designer, has died aged 37 following a skiing accident.

Gaspard Ulliel was well-known for his roles in A Very Long Engagement and Hannibal Rising [Credit: Getty Images Europe ] The star often played characters with dark and troubled pasts, including a cannibalistic serial killer in the 2007 film Hannibal Rising. The son of French actor Jean-Claude Deret and his wife Sabine Litique – who died when he was nine years old – Gaspard grew up around Paris.

But it seems that despite his talents as an actor, he struggled to find happiness in his own life.

Gaspard Ulliel’s family were said to have been devastated by his death aged 37, A source told People magazine: “He had a childhood and adolescence that everyone would like with great parents, loving and talented – but he couldn’t catch a breakthrough life.

“He was very close with his family, and they’re crushed.”

On social media, fans of the actor have been paying tribute to him.

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One Twitter user said: “I love Gaspard Ulliel and I think he’s an amazing actor,” while another added: “Gaspard Ulliel dying at 37 of a ski accident is SO tragic. I love his acting, he was truly talented.”

With more than 535k followers on Instagram, many fans have taken to the social media platform to express their condolences.

One user wrote: “Gaspard Ulliel has died! *acts as nothing happened*,” while another said: “Gaspard Ulliel died at 37 of a skiing accident. Y’all love actors but you don’t even know they’re dead til Twitter makes a trending topic out of it.”

He is survived by his father and his two sisters – actress Marie Deret and filmmaker Caroline Deret – as well as younger half-brothers Mathieu and Stephane.

Gaspard Ulliel played Yves Saint Laurent in a 2008 biopic Gaspard was best known for his role as fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent in the 2008 film, which tells the story of their turbulent relationship.

In the candid interview with Vanity Fair, he spoke of his early ambitions to become a director and how he wanted to be “less known as an actor”.

“I was afraid of being a celebrity, because I’m shy,” Gaspard explained.

He first rose to prominence after winning a Cesar for Best Promising Actor in 2002 for A Very Long Engagement – which led him to be dubbed “the next Gérard Depardieu”.

Gaspard Ulliel, 37, had more than half a million followers on Instagram He went on to win the Best Actor award at the Saint Vincent International Film Festival for his role as Mathieu in The Bridge.

Source: metro.uk.com

His other notable movie credits include A Woman’s Life, The Childhood of a Leader and Call Me By Your Name.

In 2017, Gaspard added another string to his bow when he directed the short film Firebrand.

Gaspard Ulliel played serial killer Hannibal Lecter in 2007 Reflecting on his early career, he said: “When I was 19, I did a play and I never thought of doing movies then.

I’m still in that world because cinema is like a magical thing for me. So it’s not like the dream came true; it’s more like, ‘How can we make this kind of art where we all use our imagination?’

“It’s in my nature to do things in this way.”

Gaspard went on to become a successful actor, He also admitted he had no interest in regaining his heartthrob status when asked about the pressure placed upon the shoulders of young actors.

“I don’t want to be that,” he said.

“I can imagine how hard it is when you’re 20 years old and you’re in the spotlight for 10 years.

“It’s really difficult because there are many things that I wish I could have experienced, but my life is fine today.” Gaspard Ulliel was born on September 30, 1980 in Paris, France.

His mother, Anne-Marie Ulliel, is a voice actress and his father, Philippe Ulliel, is an actor and director.

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