Published October 13, 2008
PARIS – 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.