'Moon Knight' star Gaspard Ulliel, the French actor in the upcoming Marvel series, has died following a skiing accident

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Gaspard Ulliel attends the "Illusions Perdues" premiere at UGC Normandie on October 04, 2021 in Paris, France.Getty Images
  • Gaspard Ulliel died on Wednesday following a ski accident, the family told AFP News Agency.

  • The actor was known best for movies like "A Very Long Engagement" and "Hannibal Rising."

  • Ulliel will appear as Midnight Man in the upcoming Marvel series "Moon Knight."

French actor Gaspard Ulliel has died following a ski accident in France, the actor's family told AFP.

His family and local agent told Deadline that the 37-year-old actor, who will appear as Midnight Man in Marvel's upcoming series "Moon Knight," was hospitalized after injuring his head in a skiing accident near Grenoble on Wednesday.

Representatives for Ulliel did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

Ulliel, best known for his work in "Paris, je t'aime," "A Very Long Engagement," "Hannibal Rising," and "It's Only The End Of The World," was one France's best-known actors.

Gaspard Ulliel in a grey shirt
Gaspard Ulliel in "It's Only the End of the World."Entertainment One

He won the most promising actor award for France's famed César Awards in 2004 for "A Very Long Engagement," and in 2017 he won the best actor award at the Césars for his performance in "It's Only the End of the World."

The actor was also building his brand globally thanks to being the star in 2007's "Hannibal Rising," playing a young Hannibal Lecter from the "Silence of the Lambs" franchise, marking his first English-language movie.

Around the same time he also became the face of Chanel for its mens fragrance Bleu de Chanel.

Ulliel was on the verge of superstardom as he stars in the anticipated Marvel series "Moon Knight," which will be released on Disney+ beginning March 30 and stars Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke.

He will play the thief Midnight Man in the series opposite Isaac's Moon Knight character.

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