Moon Knight Actor Gaspard Ulliel Dies Following Ski Accident

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The entertainment world is mourning the tragic loss of French actor Gaspard Ulliel, who passed away following a ski accident at the La Rosière ski resort in Montvalezan, France. He was only 37 years old. According to a report from France Bleu, the actor collided with another skier at the said resort on January 18. Ulliel reportedly suffered serious head trauma and was already unconscious when the medics arrived. He was then transported via helicopter to the Grenoble University Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly following his surgery.

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Gaspard is best known for his portrayal of iconic madman Hannibal Lecter in 2007's Hannibal Rising, which serves as a prequel to Red DragonHannibal, and Silence of the Lambs. His biggest acting break to date would come in Marvel Studios' upcoming series Moon Knight where he plays the obscure Marvel villain Anto Mogart aka Midnight Man. Ulliel also worked on another project titled More Than Ever which is currently in its post-production stages.

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We didn't see a glimpse of Gaspard's character in the trailer for Moon Knight which dropped earlier this week but it would be safe to assume that Midnight Man would be playing a significant part in the series. His family and loved ones have yet to release an official statement regarding the actor's untimely passing. Our prayers go out to the people Gaspard Ulliel left behind.

Meanwhile, Moon Knight will begin streaming on March 30, 2022, exclusively on Disney+.