Monday, 20 June 2016
Actor Anton Yelchin Dies In Accident Aged 27
The 27 year old actor, best known for playing Pavel Chekov in the recent Star Trek reboot films, has died after an accident at his Los Angeles home.
The actor was found struck by his own car that had reportedly rolled down his driveway and pinned him against a brick postbox pillar, killing the young man.
Despite being best known for his role in the new Star Trek films, the third of which is due for release next month, he has also appeared in a host of well received films, including Green Room, the Smurfs series, Terminator Salvation, Hearts in Atlantis and Fright Night.
Outpourings of condolences have already been made for the actor from colleagues and friends.
'You were kind. You were funny as hell, and supremely talented. And you weren't here nearly long enough. Missing you.' - J.J. Abrams
'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.
'Sad news for such a talented young man.' - William Shatner
'A rare and beautiful soul with his unstoppable passion for life.' - Jodie Foster
'I'm devastated. A world without Anton is a lesser place. He touched everyone he met with honesty and humanity. We have lost a unique and powerful soul.' - Felicity Jones
'Our dear friend. Our comrade. Our Anton. One of the most open and intellectually curious people I have ever had the pleasure to know. So enormously talented and generous of heart, wise beyond his years, and gone before his time. All love and strength to his family at this impossible time of grief.' - Zachary Quinto
'Anton Yelchin was one of my best friends. I can't say anything that conveys what this feels like.' - Kat Dennings
'The sweetest, most humble, delightful, talented guy you'd ever meet.' Guillermo del Toro