27-year-old Anton Yelchin, who was best known for his role as Chekov in “Star Trek”, has died.

Multiple international new sites are reporting that Yelchin, who also starred in “Like Crazy” and “Alpha Dog”, was killed in a freak accident outside his home in Los Angeles.

Anton Yelchin Death
Source: comicbookmovie.com

He was on the way to meet his friends for a rehearsal and had stepped out of his car in the driveway of his Studio City home when the car slid backwards and pinned him against a brick pillar and a security fence.


When he didn’t show up for the rehearsal, his friends went to his house and found him dead by his car. Yelchin’s family was then notified by the friends that found him.

Several distraught friends and colleagues have since taken to social media to send their condolences.

Source: ifc.com

J.J. Abrams, whose Bad Robot Productions help produce 2009’s “Star Trek” and 2013’s “Star Trek Into Darkness“, posted sent a note to EW on behalf of the entire cast and crew which read:

“Anton was our little brother. But only by years; he was as wise and clever and intellectually curious as anyone we ever knew. His laugh was preposterous – you couldn’t hear it and not laugh yourself. He was funny, edgy, wild and talented beyond measure. His focus and dedication was admirable, as was his love of family, friends, literature and music.

We loved Anton, at work or at play. We are all shocked and numb and devastated by the world’s loss of an extraordinary young man.

To his family, we send you our love during this impossible time.

We will miss Anton forever.

His Star Trek family.”


He also joins the ranks of celebrities who have posted up Twitter messages.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Anton Yelchin’s family, friends, loved ones, and fans. Rest in peace, Yelchin.

Sources: CNN, EW.

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