French actor Gaspard Ulliel, known for appearing in Chanel perfume ads, as well as film and television roles, has died at age 37 following a skiing accident in the Alps, according to AFP News Agency.

Ulliel portrayed the young Hannibal Lecter in 2007′s “Hannibal Rising” and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic “Saint Laurent”. He is also in the upcoming Marvel series “Moon Knight”, and is the advertising face of the Chanel men’s fragrance Bleu de Chanel.

The news comes after it was confirmed that an investigation was underway into Tuesday’s accident in the Rosiere ski area in the Savoie region, according to the Savoie prosecutor’s office.

Local broadcaster France Bleu previously confirmed Ulliel was in a serious condition with a skull injury after being hospitalized.

Ulliel’s agents did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Police and the prosecutor’s office would not divulge details of the accident. France Bleu said Ulliel apparently collided with another skier at a crossing point on the slopes, and the other skier was not hospitalized.

The mountain police service serving the site of the accident said it has been organizing five or six rescues per day in recent days as the snow has hardened.

In the neighbouring Haute-Savoie region, a 5-year-old girl was killed Saturday when a skier crashed into her. The man was handed preliminary manslaughter charges, according to the Haute-Savoie prosecutor, who cited excessive speed as the likely reason for the accident.

Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan shared a tribute message on Instagram after hearing news of Ulliel’s tragic death.

Peter Webber also posted:

Among Ulliel’s recent projects was a role in upcoming Marvel series “Moon Knight”, and Marvel Studios offered condolences.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of our friend and colleague Gaspard Ulliel,” the studio said in a statement obtained by E! News. “Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this time.”

Director Martin Scorsese also paid tribute, writing, “I’m in a state of shock today over the loss of Gaspard Ulliel. I had the chance to work with him once briefly, and I was so impressed by his dedication and his intelligence. He loved the cinema, and I know that he would have been an interesting filmmaker if he’d lived to realize his dream. It’s just heartbreaking.”

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