Anton Yelchin Passes In Freak Accident at 27
I’m not sure how this one is going to play out, was it the dreaded storied age 27 curse that has plagued celebrities for years or was it 2016 that took Anton Yelchin from us at such a young age. We may never know however the Star Trek actor was found at his home today pinned between his car, which was found in neutral, and his mailbox. Currently, there is no foul play suspected but this is quite a strange incident if you ask me.
Yelkin has been in the film industry since the 90’s but was not to well known until his role in “alpha dog” playing the victim in the film, which the movie was based loosely on true events. He was also known for roles in the horror movies “Fright Night” and “Odd Thomas.” As with most young actors he has many projects in the works and it will be interesting to see where those go. As we know filming just ended for “Star Trek Beyond” where he played Checkov. Paramount has yet to make a statement about the actors death, but I’m sure they will have one soon with the release of the new movie slated for this year. The Star Trek fanbase also known as Trekkies, have hit the internet mouring the death of this fan favorite actor. We are sorry to hear of his loss and send thoughts out to his family and friends.
Update: Paramount has released a statement- “All of us at Paramount join the world in mourning the untimely passing of Antony Yelchin. As a member of the Star Trek family, he was beloved by so many and he will missed by all. We share our deepest condolences with his mother, father and family.”