Gaspard Ulliel, ‘Hannibal Rising’ and ‘Moon Knight’ actor, dies at age 37 following ski accident

French actor Gaspard Ulliel, known for his role in the film ‘Hannibal Rising’ and the upcoming Marvel miniseries ‘Moon Knight,’ has died following a skiing accident. Ulliel was 37.


Following reports that Ulliel had been hospitalized Tuesday after suffering a head injury during a collision on the slopes in the Savoie region of France, his agent and family confirmed that he was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Grenoble, where he died on Wednesday.  A Disney spokesperson said in a statement:

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of our friend and colleague Gaspard Ulliel. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this time.”


In his first English-speaking role, Ulliel starred as a young Hannibal Lecter in the feature Hannibal Rising. His final film was the French romantic comedy Sibyl with Virginie Efira and Adèle Exarchopoulos, which competed for Cannes’ Palme d’Or in 2019.  Ulliel was cast in Moon Knight in July 2021, playing Anton Mogart/Midnight Man in the upcoming Disney+ series alongside Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke.


Gaspard Ulliel, ‘Hannibal Rising’ and ‘Moon Knight’ star, dies at 37

Gaspard Ulliel, one of France’s best-known actors and a star of Hannibal Rising and Marvel’s upcoming Moon Knight series, died Wednesday at 37 following a ski accident. The actor’s family confirmed his death to Agence France Presse. According to the Associated Press, Ulliel was skiing in the Savoie region in the Alps when he collided with another skier on the slopes.

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