THIS JUST IN: Beloved ‘Star Trek’ Actor Killed in Freak Accident

by Sonja Bochow | June 19, 2016 9:14 pm

In a tragic incident[1] in his own very steep driveway, actor Anton Yelchin has died, having been run over and pinned down by his own car. He had already earned his way into the affections of Star Trek fans when he took on the legendary role of Chekhov. Read on for details.


From Fox News:

Anton Yelchin, best known for playing Chekov in the recent “Star Trek” movies, was found dead early Sunday morning after apparently being pinned between his car and a brick mailbox on his property, TMZ reported. He was 27.

Yelchin’s publicist, Jennifer Allen confirmed the actor’s death.

He was found around 1 a.m. by friends who had been alarmed when Yelchin did not show up for a rehearsal, TMZ reported. The car’s engine was running and the car was in neutral, law enforcement sources told TMZ. Yelchin’s driveway was on a steep incline.

Rest in peace Anton. We will miss you, but will forever remember your smile as we watch Star Trek.

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