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'Star Trek' Star Anton Yelchin Dead After Freak Accident

'Star Trek' Star Anton Yelchin Dead After Freak Accident

This is terrible news – actor Anton Yelchin has died.

According to TMZ, the 27-year-old Star Trek star was killed early on Sunday morning (June 19) after getting pinned by his own car.

His friend reportedly got worried when he didn’t show up to a meeting, so he went to his house in San Fernando Valley and found him “pinned between his car and a brick mailbox, which was attached to a security gate.”

Cops say that the engine was still running and the car was in neutral. No other details are known at this time, but they don’t suspect foul play.

Our thoughts are with Anton‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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  • Ause Ekel

    Shocked. No words really, this is so tragic :( RIP Anton.

  • Casey C

    so young, poor guy

  • leila

    oh my so young!! I remember him from so many movies and television appearances. My heart felt condolences to his loved ones RIP

  • FerCat

    I had high hopes for this guy. He was great actor. :(

  • VanityInsecurity

    such a crazy way to die.. RIP Anton.

  • Little Paper Stars

    Heartbreaking. Such a loss, he was very talented. I feel for the rest of the Star Trek cast too, having to now go out a promote the new film without one of their own. RIP

  • AK


  • Robert

    Awfully sad.

    RIP Anton

  • Dave Roberts

    WTF! Damn, he was a seriously talented actor just beginning to breakthrough.

  • LiiL

    Noooo…. he was so young. :((I adored him in Star Trek.
    Rest in Peace Anton. Life isn’t fair…

  • LindSAY

    What the hell ! I watched all of his movies. He was actually great. Not a jerk on social media and he died. WTF.

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Why they don’t suspect murder?

  • Utope

    R.I.P. Very talented young actor, gone much too young. This is just senseless.

  • alex

    one of my favorite actor……rest in peace my young talent and many kiss for you…..

  • sisi south africa

    I don’t believe it this is so tragic . What the hell is going on out there Hollywood? YOH!I liked him and I will miss him .

  • sisi south africa

    I don’t believe it this is so tragic . What the hell is going on out there Hollywood? YOH!I liked him and I will miss him .

  • Sandy Moore

    Far, far, far too soon…….He had so much left to do……Am so sad…..

  • Катюха Ефимьева

    какой ужас :*(((((((

  • Jess

    Nooo! He was one of my favorite actors and so freaking talented! RIP :(

  • Wendy Goldeen Nhanicee

    Whenever they say no foul play suspected…. It means actually there’s something fishy there. This don’t look good at all. Hmmm, watched this boy in Huff. I’m sad…

  • Jess

    No it doesn’t. It means exactly what it says, they don’t expect any foul play. I agree at first it seemed strange but when you think about it the likely scenario is that his driveway slopes down and he was driving a manual car. With a manual you don’t put it into park, you put it into neutral and then apply the parking brake. If you don’t apply it correctly the car can still move if on an incline. So if he thought the parking brake was on and then got out to check his mail with his back to the car, he probably didn’t hear the car coming down towards him until it was too late. So sad and what an awful way to go.

  • Just Saying

    I can’t process this… I loved him since I first saw House of D years ago, was very excited when he was casted in Star Trek. Oh man, oh man, Like crazy, Charlie Barlett, Odd Thomas, always playing this unique characters with… uniqueness, I am genuinely upset about it, one of the most underrated actors, I am so upset this is how he had to go. How unfair. May he rest in peace and god bless him and his family, this must be terrible for them.

  • preen

    How sad and unfair. He was so young, talented and seemed like a nice guy.

  • Tadeo Martin-Pochhit

    I wish it had been Jesse Eisenberg instead (kidding) but for real it´s sad that this happened to such a young promising actor.

  • bbm

    SO SAD :(

  • Jezza


    FUCK YOU, 2016!!😡

  • Gabrielle

    Oh no!!!! This year sucks as far as shocking deaths go. I cant believe this.

  • Alien Visitor

    No words.

  • Khazija

    This is devastating. I watched Rudderless on tv a week or so ago. He was such a great talent with such emotional range. RIP Anton.

  • Gina

    So freakin’ shocked and sad to hear this. One of the first movies I ever saw him in was Like Crazy, still one of my favorite movies to this day. I remember thinking how subtle yet intense he was as an actor. There was something very pure about him as well. He was very special. RIP, Anton.

  • Gina

    Like Crazy was everything to me.

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  • Wendy Goldeen Nhanicee

    Make sense to me now….. It’s just heartbreaking….

  • marsshmallow

    A lot of celebs died at age 27, it’s so sad RIP :(

  • Jess

    It really is. :(

  • Jess

    Yes! I fell in love with both him and Felicity Jones after watching that film. He was great in Charlie Bartlett as well.

  • FerCat

    His vehicle was recently put on recall for rollaway risk. He may not have known of it.

  • Jess

    Oh wow. That explains it then. Such a tragic accident, it’s almost hard to believe.

  • Athena Politou

    Omg same here. For years it was my favorite movie. I can’t believe this! :(