Anton Yelchin 1989-2016

Some horribly tragic news today, as 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin was found dead this morning, after apparently being pinned between his own car, a mailbox pillar and a security fence in his driveway. The police are describing it as a freak accident, as the car seems to have rolled down the driveway and onto Yelchin after he had gotten out of it briefly. Anton Yelchin was probably best known for the recent Star Trek films, where he had taken over the role of Chekhov from original series actor Walter Koenig. But he also had a long resume of other films in his too short career, including Terminator Salvation, Fright Night, Charlie Bartlett, Like Crazy, and Only Lovers Left Alive. He co-stars for the final time as Chekhov in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, which is being released just next month.