World of cinema, family and friends paid a last tribute Thursday in Paris to Gaspard Ulliel, who died on January 19 following a skiing accident at the age of 37, brutally interrupting a career of more than twenty years.
The ceremony began around 11 a.m. in the Saint-Eustache church, at the entrance of which stood a magnificent black and white portrait, cigarette in mouth, of the man who was a magnetic Saint Laurent on the big screen.
A thousand people were gathered inside the building, and some 200 others were in its forecourt.
Many wreaths of flowers, often white, had been laid, including those of the Césars, the actor Vincent Cassel and the bilingual school Jeannine Manuel in Paris with the inscription "To our dear Gaspouille".
Among the representatives of the world of cinema: Jérémie Renier, who plays Pierre Bergé alongside Gaspard Ulliel in the feature film by Bertrand Bonello, also present, was one of the people carrying the black coffin.
Also present were Pierre Niney, who played the great couturier in another adaptation of his life on the big screen, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Léa Seydoux and Nathalie Baye.
A tribute in the ski resort of La Rosière
The La Rosière ski area in Savoie will also pay tribute to Gaspard Ulliel this Thursday afternoon, the site of the fatal collision between the actor and another skier.
“This Thursday January 27, the day of the funeral of Mr. Gaspard Ulliel in Paris, at 3:58 p.m., which was the time of his accident on January 18, we will symbolically stop the ski lifts for one minute in tribute to him, his family and loved ones", announced Jean Régaldo, director of the La Rosière ski area.
The accidental death of Gaspard Ulliel caused a multitude of tributes to a man who led a fine career and was very popular in the middle of the 7th Art.
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