Gaspard Ulliel, Marvel’s “Moon Knight” star, has died at the age of 37 in a skiing accident. The award-winning French actor and model died just two days after the trailer for the upcoming Marvel series was released.
His death was confirmed to the Agence France-Presse news agency by his agent and to France 24 by his family. The preliminary investigation found he was the victim of a collision with another skier at the intersection of two runs at the La Rosièrè ski resort in the country’s southeast, reported by local outlet France Bleu.
Ulliel was taken to the hospital in Grenoble, where he underwent an operation for major head trauma. The other skier was not hospitalized.
The trailer for the Marvel series was released just two days ago.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of our friend and colleague Gaspard Ulliel,” a Disney spokesperson told Buzzfeed News. “Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this time.”
French Prime Minister Jean Castex said, “Gaspard Ulliel grew up with cinema and cinema grew with him. They loved each other madly. It is with a heavy heart that we will no longer see his most beautiful interpretations. We have lost a French actor.”