A loss as shocking as it is tragic. Wednesday, January 19, we learned that Gaspard Ulliel had been the victim of a terrible ski accident in the resort of La Rosière, in Savoie, after colliding with another skier at the intersection of two blue slopes. With a vital prognosis, the actor, known in particular for his roles in Jacquou le Croquant, A long engagement Sunday or even Sibyl, died of his injuries at Grenoble hospital, where he had been airlifted after his accident. . An establishment also famous for having, in 2013, welcomed another accident on the slopes: Michael Schumacher.

Victim of a terrible fall on a rock in Méribel, in Savoie, while he was skiing off-piste, the Formula 1 champion had been hospitalized for six months in this establishment at the end of 2013. Today, little information is disclosed. about Michael Schumacher, whom his relatives, in particular his wife Corinna, prefer to keep away from prying eyes, giving news of him drop by drop. “I understand why his family and friends are protecting him because we should leave him alone. Michael is fighting, he is still fighting and we can only hope his condition improves,” a relative said last November.

Was Gaspard Ulliel skiing in a high-risk area?

Gaspard Ulliel died of a head trauma the day after his fall, while an investigation was opened by the prosecution to shed light on the circumstances of this accident, which leaves the witnesses doubtful. Indeed, this collision occurred “in good weather on good snow” in an area “not particularly accident-prone”, underlines Jérémie Silva, director of the Rosière tourist office with the Dauphiné Libéré. The other skier was not injured after the impact, but will be heard by the authorities. Witnesses say he remained at the scene of the accident, where the 37-year-old actor, who was not wearing a helmet, “was motionless, unconscious in the snow” when help arrived. A tragic fate that echoes that of Jocelyn Quivrin, killed in a road accident in 2009 at the age of 30.

Gaspard Ulliel © OLIVIER BORDE

Lara T.
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