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Gaspard Ulliel poses at the jury photocall as part of the Gerardmer Fantastic Film Festivalon January 27, 2021 in Paris, France.

French actor and Moon Knight star Gaspard Ulliel has tragically passed away at the young age of 37 due to a skiing accident in southeastern France. Per CNN, Ulliel died today (January 19) in a hospital in the city of Grenoble following a ski accident on Tuesday.

Ulliel gained acclaim for his portrayal of French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic, Saint Laurent. His next on-screen appearance is set to be in the Marvel Disney+ series Moon Knight, starring opposite Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight. Ulliel will be in all six episodes of the upcoming series, playing Anton Mogart aka Midnight Man.

Per Screen Rant, in the comics, Midnight Man is an art thief and adversary to Moon Knight after Marc Spector stops him from stealing art and sends him into the sewers nearly dead. It is here where Midnight Man becomes obsessed with revenge against Moon Knight and he eventually dies in his quest, but not before training his son, who eventually takes on the alias Midnight.