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.”
I loved Anton Yelchin so much. He was a true artist – curious, beautiful, courageous. He was a great pal and a great son. I’m in ruins.
— John Cho (@JohnTheCho) June 19, 2016
Still in shock. Rest in peace, Anton. Your passion and enthusiasm will live on with everyone that had the pleasure of knowing you. — Justin Lin (@trailingjohnson) June 19, 2016
I am so saddened by the death of Anton Yelchin. He was an amazing person. He always made me feel at home on the set. 🙁 — Chris Doohan (@ChrisDoohan) June 19, 2016
I can’t believe it , I m fckn hurting bad !
— Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) June 19, 2016
Anton Yelchin was 1 of the brightest, most inquisitive, loving, special & unique person I’ve ever met, I loved him so much. I am in pieces — Sofia Boutella (@sofisia) June 19, 2016
Visionary Trek offers our condolences to his family, friends.