French actor Guillaume Depardieu, son of famed actor Gerard Depardieu, has died. He was 37.
The younger actor died Monday, Oct. 13 from complications from a sudden case of pneumonia.
Depardieu had been working on a new movie, "L'Enfance d'Icare" on location in Romania when he caught a virus that escalated into severe pneumonia. He was rushed to the the Raymond-Poincare hospital in Garches, just west of Paris, on Sunday.
Guillaume Jean Maxime Antoine Depardieu was born on April 7, 1971 to Gerard Depardieu and Elisabeth Guignot, who also gave birth to his sister Julie, an actress. He later became the half-brother to Roxane and Jean Depardieu.
He co-starred with his famous father in the 1991 film "Tous Le Matains Du Monde" and worked with his father again in two TV miniseries "Les Miserables" and "The Count of Monte Cristo." Depardieu garnered the Cesar award, the French equivalent of an Oscar, for most promising young actor in 1996 for his role in the film "Les Apprentis." He has appeared in over 20 films.
Throughout his life, Depardieu suffered from drug and alcohol problems, which led to convictions for traffic violations, drunk driving and narcotics. In 2003, he received a suspended 9-month prison sentence and a $9000 fine for threatening a man with a gun in Trouville, France.
2003 also marked the year he had a public falling-out with his father and had his right leg amputated as the result of a 1996 motorcyle accident, from which knee surgery had caused him to get a severe bacterial infection.
Depardieu was married to actress Elise Depardieu, with whom he had a daughter, Louise.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times