Anton Yelchin, The Actor From The Rebooted “Star Trek” Films And “Terminator: Salvation”, Killed In An Accident


It is with a heavy heart that we have to report the death of 27 year-old actor Anton Yelchin. Yelchin was best known for portraying Pavel Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek and Kyle Reese in Terminator: Salvation. In addition to these films, Yelchin garnered praise for his supporting in the film Alpha Dog as well as earned the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Actor In A Feature Film for his role in the 2002 miniseries Taken

Via TMZ:

“Actor Anton Yelchin, known for his roles in “Star Trek” and “Alpha Dog,” was killed early Sunday morning after getting pinned by his own car … TMZ has learned.

Yelchin’s friends became alarmed because he was supposed to meet them hours earlier for a rehearsal. They went to his San Fernando Valley home at around 1 AM and found him pinned between his car and a brick mailbox, which was attached to a security gate.

Law enforcement tells us the engine was running when his body was discovered, and the car was in neutral. The driveway was on a fairly steep incline. It’s unclear why he got out of the car.

Cops do not suspect foul play.”

That’s horrible. Such a waste of life and talent gone too soon. The kid had his entire career ahead of him. It makes you realize the truth behind the fragility of life. Say a prayer for his family and friends tonight, bros, they’re going to need it.

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