Obit…Guillaume Depardieu

OBITUARY

Actor Guillaume Depardieu dead at 37

PARIS (AP) — Hospital officials say 37-year-old French actor Guillaume Depardieu has died from complications linked to a sudden case of pneumonia.

 

The son of French movie star Gerard Depardieu had been hospitalized since Sunday night, said officials at the Raymond-Poincare de Garches hospital in the western suburbs of Paris.

 

Guillaume Depardieu won the prize in 1996 as the most promising young actor at the Cesar awards — France’s equivalent of the Academy Awards — for his role in the film Les Apprentis (The Apprentices).

 

He starred with his father in a 1991 film, but they had a public falling-out in 2003. Guillaume Depardieu had his right leg amputated in 2003 to end years of pain from a bacterial infection following a motorcycle accident in 1996.

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