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Anton Yelchin Received Recall Notice for Jeep 7 Days After Death

Anton Yelchin received the recall notice for his Jeep Grand Cherokee in the mail seven days after his death, the Yelchin family lawyer revealed during an emotional press conference on Tuesday (August 2).

“The safety recall was way too little and way too late,” attorney Gary Dordick said. “They should have never used this device.”

Anton‘s parents filed suit today against the vehicle’s manufacturer, Fiat Chrysler, as well as ZF North America, the company that made the faulty gear shift. The car company received complaints of rolling from 800,000 vehicles in April.

Anton died in April in a freak accident after his vehicle rolled down a hill and pinned him against a gate, crushing him.

Anton Yelchin's Parents Give Heartbreaking Press Conference, File Wrongful Death Lawsuit (Video)

Anton Yelchin‘s parents – Viktor and Irina – filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler for a faulty gear shift in a Jeep that ended up killing their son earlier this summer.

“In spite of our grief we decided to come here to prevent other families for the same tragedy,” Viktor said in a press conference on Tuesday (August 2). “Anton was our only son and he was a remarkable human being very modest, very simple, very honest, generous, loving. It is wrong, it is against nature when the parents bury their own child.”

“Anton was a wonderful human being, a very gifted actor and a loving son,” Gary Dordick, Anton‘s family attorney, said during the press conference. “Anton’s untimely death was due to a defective 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that had a defective electronic transmission shift. As a result of this defect, his vehicle had a roll away incident…We are seeking punitive damages because we believe Fiat, ZF North America knew that it was defective and they failed to take action to protect the families that trusted them…They put profits before safety. We intend to hold them accountable and intend to have jury.”

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Anton Yelchin's Role Will Not Be Re-Cast in 'Star Trek' Series

Anton Yelchin will be making one of his final appearances on screen in the upcoming film Star Trek Beyond and his role of Chekov will not be re-cast for the series.

JJ Abrams, who directed the first two films in the rebooted franchise and produced the third movie, spoke out in an interview with the Toronto Sun.

“I would say there’s no replacing him,” JJ said. “There’s no re-casting. I can’t possibly imagine that, and I think Anton deserves better.”

Anton died on June 19 in a freak accident after his Jeep rolled down his driveway and crushed him against a gate.

'Star Trek' Cast Gathered at Chris Pine's Home to Mourn Anton Yelchin's Death

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldana step out for dinner at Madeo restaurant on Friday night (July 15) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The cast of Star Trek Beyond – including John Cho, Simon Pegg, and Karl Urban, as well as producer JJ Abrams and Zoe‘s husband Marco Perego – went out for a dinner following their press junket.

Chris recently revealed that he gathered the cast at his home to mourn the death of their co-star Anton Yelchin.

“It’s been a very difficult few weeks,” Chris told TV Week. “It’s hard to talk about; hard to encapsulate someone’s life in some sort of sound bite or tidbit. We hung out at my house and it was just nice to have the family around to help deal with a loss like this and experience mourning at such an intense level.”

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Zachary Quinto Pays Tribute to Anton Yelchin on 'Late Show'

Zachary Quinto walks his dogs during an afternoon outing on Friday (July 1) in New York City.

The night before, the 39-year-old Star Trek: Beyond actor appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and talked about the death of his co-star Anton Yelchin.

Zachary called Anton a “beautiful guy” and that he doesn’t “even know how to talk about it.”

“We already knew that this would be a really bittersweet experience because of the loss of Leonard [Nimoy] last year,” he said. “But this has just been absolutely devastating for all of us. I think our goal just has to be to celebrate his incredible life and honor him as much as we can. It was a terrible loss, I think not only for us, but also to the industry and audiences. He was such a talent.”


Zachary Quinto Pays Tribute To “Star Trek” Co-Star Anton Yelchin

FYI: Zachary is wearing a Boglioli shirt on Late Show.

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Zoe Saldana Continues to Mourn the Death of Anton Yelchin

Zoe Saldana is continuing to mourn the death of her friend and Star Trek co-star, Anton Yelchin.

The 36-year-old actress took to her Instagram account on Thursday morning (June 23) to pay tribute to the late actor again.

“Your sudden and unexpected departure has left us all broken hearted. I woke up today feeling absolute gratitude that I had you as a friend and colleague. Your life has been cut short, but I will always tell everyone about you. You were kind, present, old souled, curious, brilliant, funny, humble, honest, and undeniably talent. Good bye Anton, it was an honor to have crossed paths with you,” Zoe captioned a photo of the late star.

Zoe reacted to the shocking and untimely death earlier in the week as well.

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