American actor Anton Yelchin has died in a freak accident in his Los Angeles driveway.
The 27-year-old, best known for his role as Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboot series, was killed when his car rolled down his driveway, pinning him against a brick wall.
“The car pinned him against a brick wall and a security fence and that trauma led to his death,” Jenny Houser, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department said.
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Hundreds of fans and fellow actors have taken to social media to pay their respects.
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) June 19, 2016
Today we mourn the passing of Anton Yelchin. He was beloved by so many and he will missed by all. pic.twitter.com/POChZ2XwyI
— Star Trek (@StarTrekMovie) June 19, 2016
This is unreal. Anton Yelchin is such a talent. Such a huge loss.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) June 19, 2016
Devastated about Anton Yelchin. He was a very sweet kid. My heart goes out to his family
— Hank Azaria (@HankAzaria) June 19, 2016
Devastated to hear about the brilliant Anton Yelchin. He was thoughtful, kind, and gifted. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 19, 2016