Skip to comments.'Star Trek' Actor Anton Yelchin Killed by Own Car at Age 27
Posted on 06/19/2016 12:03:43 PM PDT by DFG
Anton Yelchin, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, was killed in a car accident early Sunday, police and his publicist said.
Yelchin, 27, was struck by his own car as it rolled backward down his driveway in Studio City, according to Los Angeles police Officer Jenny Hosier. The car pinned Yelchin against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence.
He had gotten out of the vehicle momentarily, but police did not say why he was behind it when it started rolling.
He was on his way to meet friends for a rehearsal, Hosier said. When he didn't show up, the group came to his home and found him dead.
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That’s a shame.
The Force wasn’t with him, it was upon him.
That’s too bad.
I will never forget his performance in “Alpha Dog” based on a true story.
Why do they have a Russian playing a Russian? Isn't that typecasting?
Very sad, but when are we going to finally have a frank discussion about sensible car control?
I hear Will Smith, Morgan Freeman, and Eddie Murphy were not available, and Mike Myers turned them down as well.
Very young and in a freak accident. What a shame. R.I.P.
I’m sure the studio will now dedicate the new Star Trek movie coming out on July 22 to him.
This kid was a good actor and did a great job on the new ST re-boot.
Gonna miss ye Pavel.
Well, the Force is in Star Wars, not Star Trek, if you want to get technical.....................
I liked Terminator Salvation, but not Anton. He was okay in ST.
“The Force wasnt with him, it was upon him.”
This was a Star Trek star so it would be Q’s fault and has nothing to do with The Force. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd5yB9Vmd6I
Hope it wasn’t a Tesla.
Too bad. I liked him in Fright Night (2011 version).
Automatic tire rolling must be banned! If there are no humans in the drivers’ seat, the car must lock up. It is just sensible car control, people. Also, there should be a 72 day waiting period for cars with tires and tire airpressure should not be more than 31psi.
I guess the Studio had better shoot a new Scene for the upcoming Movie where his Character gets killed off.
Can’t let this upset the future Movie Franchise Releases.
It would rival what happened on the TV Show Bewitched where Darren was replaced and everyone acted like nothing changed.
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