The news shook the world of cinema. Victim of a skiing accident in Savoie, and until then hospitalized at the Grenoble University Hospital, the French actor Gaspard Ulliel breathed his last on Wednesday January 19. A tragic, sudden disappearance when he was only 37 years old. Since then, the tributes have multiplied. All honor his undeniable talent on the screen and have a moved thought for his loved ones. “Gaspard was benevolence and kindness. Beauty and talent. Thoughts to his family, “wrote on Twitter Pierre Niney, bruised. Gaspard Ulliel indeed leaves behind a companion, the model Gaëlle Pietri, and their six-year-old son, Orso.
Actors with a tragic destiny
And if his disappearance has undeniably upset France since Wednesday, it is also because it recalls the tragic fate of several other cinema personalities. We remember in particular the wave of emotion caused by the sudden disappearance of Paul Walker in 2013, after a car accident, that of River Phoenix, broke on the rise in Hollywood in 1993, or more recently that of Naya Rivera, star from the series “Glee” who disappeared in the waters of Lake Piru, near Los Angeles, in 2020. Aged 40, 23 and 33 respectively, they thus joined the list of actors and actresses who died young over the years, including Brittany Murphy, Cory Monteith, Brandon Lee, Anna Nicole Smith or even Marilyn Monroe.