In the early hours of Sunday, June 19, 2016, Star Trek actor, Anton Yelchin was found dead.
He was discovered by his friends stuck between his car and the iron security gate of his Studio City home in California. The accident was described as ‘freaky,’ because the actor was said to have gotten out of the car before the sad event occurred. How and why he went behind it when it started rolling, remains a mystery.
The fast rising Russian-American actor is best known for playing Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboot series, and for several other prominent roles.
According to reports, Yelchin’s car rolled backward down his driveway and pinned him against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence at his home.
Anton Yelchin died at the age of 27. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the cause of death as ‘blunt traumatic asphixia’, and stated that there were “no obvious suspicious circumstances involved”.
Anton Yelchin was on his way to meet his friends for a rehearsal. When he didn’t show up, the group came to his home and found him dead.
Yelchin began acting as a child, taking small roles in independent films and various television shows, such as “ER,” ”The Practice,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
His breakout big-screen role came opposite Anthony Hopkins in 2001’s “Hearts in Atlantis.”
Born as Anton Viktorovich Yelchin, the young actor started performing in the late 1990s in both Television and in movies.
His role as Jacob Clarke in the Steven Spielberg mini-series ‘Taken’ was significant to his career as a child actor. His other movies include Terminator Salvation (2009), Charlie Bartlett (2007), Fright Night (2011), Like Crazy (2011) and Only Lovers Left Alive (2013).
He also appeared in Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). Despite his sudden death, Anton Yelchin will feature posthumously in Star Trek Beyond this year. May his soul Rest In Peace.