In what can be described as a “freak accident” 27 Year Old Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin has died.
The official statement from his family reads;
‘Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning. His family requests you respect their privacy at this time.’
More details have emerged about the tragic incident.
The Hollywood Reporter says;
The accident happened around 1:10 a.m. at Yelchin’s home in Studio City, LAPD spokeswoman Jenny Houser told The Hollywood Reporter. “It appears he momentarily exited his car and it rolled backward, causing trauma that led to his death,” said Houser.
Yelchin was on his way to meet his friends for rehearsal and when he didn’t respond, his friends went to check on him. The actor was found pinned between the car and the fence and a mailbox pillar.
Yelchin stars in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, which is set to open July 22. The film’s studio, Paramount Pictures, released a statement on Yelchin’s death:
All of us at Paramount join the world in mourning 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.