Actor Anton Yelchin Dead at 27

The star of 'Star Trek' and 'Green Room' has died in a tragic car accident

Anton Yelchin Death

Yelchin in 2011

Anton Yelchin, the actor best known for his role as Chekov in the recent Star Trek films, is dead at age 27. The Daily Mail reports that the actor’s body was discovered pinned between his own car and a brick mailbox. The incident appears to be accidental; police say no suspicious circumstances have been reported. Yelchin’s body was discovered at 1AM this morning at the Russian-born actor’s residence in San Fernadino, California. According to TMZ, the car was in neutral and the driveway has a “fairly steep incline.”

Yelchin’s film Green Room was in theaters recently, and the actor will appear in Star Trek Beyond next month. For a look at some of Yelchin’s best work, watch his stirring performance alongside Oscar nominee Felicity Jones in the 2011 romantic drama Like Crazy.

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