presidential candidates unanimous in tribute

“So young” and “so talented”: several presidential candidates on Wednesday paid tribute to the memory of actor Gaspard Ulliel, 37, who died on Wednesday after a skiing accident.

The multi-award-winning actor, who notably portrayed on screen a magnetic Saint Laurent or a heartbreaking end-of-life writer, suffered a skiing accident on Tuesday and died, his family announced in a brief statement on Wednesday. press release sent to AFP by his agent.

“I learn of the disappearance of the talented Gaspard Ulliel. He was Yves Saint Laurent, Le Bleuet and Hannibal Lecter. France loses one of its ambassadors”, tweeted the environmental candidate Yannick Jadot.

“So young, so talented, so bright”, reacted the socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo, evoking “a huge actor who will have inspired so many directors. His presence will be missed in French cinema”.

The communist candidate Fabien Roussel also expressed his emotion: “French cinema mourns one of its talents, who left so young, so unjustly”, he wrote on twitter, recalling that “the public had discovered him in + Kiss whoever you want +, which had earned him the César for best hope“.

On the right, Eric Ciotti, the LR MP for the Alpes-Maritimes and a lieutenant for LR candidate Valérie Pécresse, paid tribute to “one of the greatest hopes of French cinema at the double Caesar”.

And the candidate of Debout la France Nicolas Dupont-Aignan hailed a “talented 37-year-old actor, who knew how to make French cinema shine throughout the world”.


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