Anton Yelchin was found dead at his San Fernando Valley home in the wee hours of Sunday. On Saturday night, the 27 year old actor, was reportedly supposed to meet his friends for a scheduled rehearsal. After he did not show up, his friends repeatedly tried contacting him on his number. When they could not get a response from him, Yelchins agitated friends went up to his house to look for him but were devastated to find him dead in the driveway.
Yelchin is believed to have been killed by his own car after his car rolled down his driveway while he was supposedly standing behind the car. Yelchins house has a steep driveway and the car was left in neural when he stepped out of the car for an unknown reason. According to the authorities, the engine of the car was running when his body was removed from the premises; however, as of now it cannot be inferred if he died instantly. Police confirmed that they do not suspect involvement of any criminal activity in the tragic episode.
Anton Yelchins spokeswoman, Jennifer Allen, confirmed the news of his sad demise and shared his familys request for privacy.
Yelchin started his acting career as a child but he is known primarily for playing Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek Reboot series. The rising star could be seen performing posthumously in Star Trek Beyond which is going to hit the cinemas within a months time.
Yelchins death has deeply saddened the celebrities and fans alike. Celebrities like Chris Evans and Tom Hiddleston took to social media to express grief and show solidarity with the Yelchin family as they cope with the tragedy of Antons untimely death. His co-workers described him as a supremely talented and kind man who could have contributed a lot to contribute to cinema if it were not for his untimely demise.
Anton Yelchin, an only child, was born in Russia to two figure skaters. His parents moved to the US as refugees when he was only 6 months old. Anton Yelchin flirted with figure skating for a while before he decided to opt for acting. As a child, he appeared in several films and television shows but he made his cinematic breakthrough with Alpha Dog in 2007.
J.J. Abrams paid homage to Anton Yelchin in the most moving manner as he shared a picture of a handwritten note on Twitter.
Abrams wrote, You were brilliant. You were kind. You were funny as hell. And you werent here nearly long enough. Missing you, JJ.