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Justin Timberlake Mourns Death of 'Alpha Dog' Co-star Anton Yelchin

Justin Timberlake is opening up about the death of his Alpha Dog co-star Anton Yelchin.

The 27-year-old actor died over the weekend in a freak accident after his car rolled down his driveway and pinned him against a gate.

Anton Yelchin. Genius actor. Amazing human being. Gone WAY too soon. May he rest in peace,” Justin tweeted.

Alpha Dog, which was released in 2006, was one of Justin‘s first roles in his transition to an acting career. It was also the movie that served as Anton‘s break-out project and led him to other roles like in Charlie Bartlett and Star Trek.

Anton Yelchin's Death: Jeep Says It's 'Premature' to Blame Car

Anton Yelchin died after his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his driveway and pinned him against the gate, but the car company says its “premature” to blame them for the death.

Fiat Chrysler Automotive, the parent company of Jeep, has released a statement on the death of the 27-year-old Star Trek actor.

“FCA US extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr. Yelchin,” the company told TheWrap. “The company will be conducting a thorough investigation of this tragic incident. It is premature to speculate on its cause at this time.”

It was revealed that Anton‘s Jeep model was recalled last year for problems with the transmission and he never got the car fixed.

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Anton Yelchin's Jeep Was Recalled for Gear Shifting Problem

Anton Yelchin was killed over the weekend after his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his driveway and pinned him against his gate. Now, it has been revealed that the car was recalled.

TMZ has confirmed that the 27-year-old actor never had the problem fixed.

It was determined that there was a gear shifting problem in the car as it may not “adequately warn the driver when driver’s door is opened and the vehicle is not in PARK, allowing them to exit the vehicle while the vehicle is still in gear.”

“Drivers thinking that their vehicle’s transmission is in the PARK position may be struck by the vehicle and injured if they attempt to get out of the vehicle while the engine is running and the parking brake is not engaged,” according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Anton‘s cause of death was revealed to be “blunt traumatic asphyxia.”

Anton Yelchin's Cause of Death Revealed After Car Accident

Anton Yelchin‘s cause of death has been revealed to be “blunt traumatic asphyxia,” the LAPD told the Los Angeles Times.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office came to the conclusion that the death was an accident as Anton appeared to not have properly put his car in park before it rolled down his steep driveway and pinned him against the gate.

Anton was found dead in the early hours of Sunday morning (June 19) by friends after he didn’t show up for a planned rehearsal on Saturday night.

We continue to send our thoughts and prayers to Anton‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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Zoe Saldana Reacts to 'Star Trek' Co-Star Anton Yelchin's Death

Zoe Saldana is opening up about the death of her Star Trek franchise co-star Anton Yelchin and she is devastated by the news.

“Devastated by our friend’s loss. We are mourning his passing and celebrating the beautiful spirit that he was. #RIPAnton,” the 36-year-old actress tweeted early Monday morning (June 20).

Zoe‘s rep told Us Weekly that she learned about the news when she landed in Cuba on Sunday.

“She is beyond devastated, and first and foremost her heart and prayers are with the Yelchin family during this time,” the rep said.

Make sure to read what the rest of the Star Trek cast and crew said.

'Star Trek' Cast Reacts to Anton Yelchin's Tragic Death

The cast of the Star Trek franchise is mourning the tragic loss of Anton Yelchin.

In case you didn’t know, the late 27-year-old actor, who died in a freak car accident, starred as Chekov in Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and the upcoming film Star Trek Beyond.

Star Zachary Quinto took to Instagram to express his grief.

“our dear friend. our comrade. our anton. one of the most open and intellectually curious people i have ever had the pleasure to know. so enormously talented and generous of heart. wise beyond his years. and gone before his time. all love and strength to his family at this impossible time of grief,” he wrote.

JJ Abrams, John Cho, Karl Urban, and more of the cast and crew also took to social media. See their tweets below:

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Anton Yelchin Remembered by Co-Stars & Famous Friends

Anton Yelchin is being mourned by all of Hollywood.

The Star Trek actor was just 27 years old when he died on Sunday (June 19) after a freak car accident in San Fernando Valley, Calif.

His rep confirmed the sad news in a statement to JustJared.com.

Meanwhile, tons of his former co-stars and famous friends took to social media to react to the devastating death.

Anna Kendrick tweeted, “This is unreal. Anton Yelchin is such a talent. Such a huge loss.

See more celebrity reactions below.

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