Anton YelchinStar Trek’s current Chekov, Anton Yelchin, passed away today. Yelchin was 27 years old.

The actor was killed, in a freak accident, at home in Los Angeles by his own car.

Paramount cast Yelchin in the 2009 reboot for Star Trek as Chekov and would feature again in Star Trek Into Darkness. Next month sees the release of Star Trek Beyond, where Yelchin reprises his role of Chekov.

Some of his other film credits included:

  • Terminator Salvation
  • Fright Night
  • The Smurfs 1 & 2
  • Burying the Ex
  • Green Room
  • Charlie Bartlett

Paramount Pictures Statement:

“All of us at Paramount join the world in morning the untimely passing of Anton 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.”

Visionary Trek offers our condolences to his family, friends.