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Star Trek Star Anton Yelchin Sadly Passes Aged 27

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We’re sadenned to hear the news of Anton Yelchin who passed away early Sunday morning in a fatal traffic collision at his home.

From Variety:

According to TMZ, which first reported the news, he was pinned by his own car at his San Fernando Valley home. Friends apparently became concerned when Yelchin did not show up for a rehearsal. According to the report, they found him at his home pinned between his car and a brick mailbox.

Police reportedly told TMZ that the engine was still running when he was found, and that his car was in neutral. It’s not clear what caused the accident.

Born in the former Soviet Union, Yelchin and his family emigrated to the United States when he was just six months old, seeking political asylum. He began acting at an early age, launching his professional career as a 9-year old. He impressed critics and audiences with a series of prominent roles, holding his own against the likes of Anthony Hopkins and Robin Williams while playing shy or emotionally damaged kids in the likes of “House of D” and “Hearts in Atlantis.” For two seasons he co-starred opposite Hank Azaria in the Showtime series “Huff,” playing a precocious teenager whose life is upended by his father’s personal and professional crisis.

Source: Variety

Anton Yelchin has starred as Ensign Pavel Chekov in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond, released next month.

The thoughts of all our members are with his friends and family at this sad time.

VADM Tyler, DoFC
Creator of things, writer of words, caffeine addict. Director of Communications for Starfleet Command Quadrant 2.

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