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.
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.
“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.
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) June 19, 2016
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) June 19, 2016
I had dinner with Anton Yelchin 2 nights ago we talked about shooting together and making movies he is a great guy very sad to see him go.
— Tyler Shields (@tylershields) June 19, 2016
Devastated to hear about the brilliant Anton Yelchin. He was thoughtful, kind, and gifted. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 19, 2016
Absolutely devastated to hear about Anton Yelchin. He was such a gifted, natural actor & a deeply kind man. My thoughts are with his family.
— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) June 19, 2016
I just heard about my sweet, sweet talented friend #AntonYelchin and his horrible accident. I'm in complete shock. He had far more to say…
— Tyler Hilton (@TylerHilton) June 19, 2016
— Chad Michael Murray (@ChadMMurray) June 19, 2016
So very sad to hear about Anton Yelchin. What an incredible talent & kind person. Deepest condolences to his family
— Danielle Panabaker (@dpanabaker) June 19, 2016
Anton Yelchin was a bright, brilliant talent, and a truly kind person. I was so taken by him, and won't ever forget his sweet smile. RIP
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) June 19, 2016
The sweetest, most humble, delightful, talented guy you'd ever meet. Worked together for about a year. Shocked. https://t.co/uyg2NlmhqP
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) June 19, 2016
Anton Yelchin was one of my best friends. Can't say anything that conveys what this feels like
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) June 19, 2016
This is unreal. Anton Yelchin is such a talent. Such a huge loss.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) June 19, 2016
I can't believe it , I m fckn hurting bad !
— Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) June 19, 2016
REST IN PEACE, MR. YELCHIN pic.twitter.com/5Ld3bGphQk
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) June 19, 2016
our dear friend. our comrade. our anton. one of the most open and intellectually curious people… https://t.co/zgTxXmyrbD
— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) June 19, 2016
Still in shock. Rest in peace, Anton. Your passion and enthusiasm will live on with everyone that had the pleasure of knowing you.
— Justin Lin (@justinlin) June 19, 2016
I loved Anton Yelchin so much. He was a true artist – curious, beautiful, courageous. He was a great pal and a great son. I'm in ruins.
— John Cho (@JohnTheCho) June 19, 2016
Anton Yelchin was 1 of the brightest, most inquisitive, loving, special & unique person I've ever met, I loved him so much. I am in pieces
— Sofia Boutella (@sofisia) June 19, 2016
Today we mourn the passing of Anton Yelchin. He was beloved by so many and he will missed by all. pic.twitter.com/POChZ2XwyI
— Star Trek (@StarTrekMovie) June 19, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Anton Yelchin’s family, friends, loved ones, and fans. Rest in peace, Yelchin.