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Gaspard Ulliel, Star of French Cinema, Dies in Skiing Accident

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Known for playing both a young Hannibal Lecter and the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, Mr. Ulliel was just 37 when he died in France.
Gaspard Ulliel, a star of French cinema best known outside his native country for portraying the young Hannibal Lecter in “Hannibal Rising” and the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in “Saint Laurent,” died on Wednesday, the day after a skiing accident in France. He was 37. Mr. Ulliel’s family confirmed his death in a statement to Agence France-Presse, the French news service. Roselyne Bachelot, France’s culture minister, was among the many French political and cultural figures to pay tribute to him. “His sensitivity and the intensity of his acting made Gaspard Ulliel an exceptional actor,” Ms. Bachelot said on Twitter. “Cinema today loses an immense talent.” His death, from a head injury according to the French press, comes just weeks before Mr. Ulliel is set to appear in Marvel’s “Moon Knight” series for Disney+, scheduled to debut March 30. Mr. Ulliel was born in a suburb of Paris on Nov.25,1984 and while still a teenager, appeared in numerous French TV shows and movies.

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