Actor Anton Yelchin, Dead at Age 27

Posted by at 12:16 pm on June 19, 2016

Anton-Yelchin-Net-WorthFilm actor Anton Yelchin, famous for his roles in “Star Trek” and “Alpha Dog,” has died at the age of 27.

“Actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning,” his publicist Jennifer Allen confirmed. “His family requests you respect their privacy at this time.”

The actor was fatally pinned between his own car and a brick mailbox at his San Fernando Valley home, police confirmed to TheWrap.
Yelchin was en route to meet his friends for a rehearsal when the accident occurred. After he did not show up, friends responded to his residence where they located him deceased by his own vehicle, police said. Authorities do not suspect foul play.

Yelchin was best known for playing helmsman Pavel Chekov in the rebooted “Star Trek” film franchise. “Star Trek Beyond” is slated to open July 22, 2016.

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