Anton Yelchin Dead At 27 — ‘Star Trek’ Actor In Fatal Car Accident

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Anton Yelchin — famous for playing Chekov in the new Star Trek franchise — passed away early Sunday morning after a fatal car accident.

He was found around 1 am at his San Fernando Valley home by concerned friends, with his body between his still-running car and a mailbox that was part of his security gate.

The actor is in this summer’s upcoming Star Trek: Beyond, and also took on the lead roles in the underseen Odd Thomas and the 2011 remake of Fright Night.

Yelchin was 27.

His fellow Star Trek cast members have began to respond via social media…

I can't believe it , I m fckn hurting bad !

— Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) June 19, 2016

I loved Anton Yelchin so much. He was a true artist – curious, beautiful, courageous. He was a great pal and a great son. I'm in ruins.

— John Cho (@JohnTheCho) June 19, 2016

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— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) June 19, 2016

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