Jocelyn Quivrin killed in car crash

French actor named most promising newcomer

PARIS -- French actor Jocelyn Quivrin died in a car accident Sunday night outside of Paris. He was 30.

Quivrin was best-known for his recent roles in Jan Kounen's popular comedy "99 Francs," teen boxoffice sensation "LOL" opposite Sophie Marceau, and next appears in the December release "La Famille Wolberg."

The actor won the Cesar award for most promising newcomer in 2008 for his role in "99 Francs" and was awarded the first ever Patrick Deware prize for most promising actor that year.

Quivrin leaves behind his companion, French actress Alice Taglioni, and their son, born in March. Taglioni was driving in front of Quivrin on Sunday night then called the police when Quivrin didn't arrive home. The French film community is mourning the actor, and tributes to his career are being planned for the coming days.

"At 30 years old, he was one of the most seductive faces of French cinema," French Cultural Minister Frederic Mitterand told press in Paris on Monday after learning of the accident.