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‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin dead at 27 from injuries sustained in car accident

20 June 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Studio City, CA, United States (4E) – Anton Yelchin , the actor best known for his role as Chekov in the new “Star Trek” movies, had died at the age of 27 after being killed in a car accident at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday.

According to police reports, the actor was standing behind his car that was parked in his driveway. The vehicle, however, rolled backwards resulting to him pinned against a brick mailbox and a security fence. He was said to be on his way to meet his friends for a rehearsal but failed to show up. They then went to his home where they found his body.

He first had his onscreen acting back in 2000 during an episode of “ER.” Aside from being part of the new “Star Trek” movie, he starred in other movies such as “Alpha Dog,” “Charlie Bartlet ,” and “Hearts in Atlantis.” He also appeared on different small screen shows like “Criminal Intent,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Huff,” and “The Practice.” Just last year, he also starred in the movie “Terminator Salvation” as he played the role of Kyle Reese.

More on his “Star Trek” gig, he reprised his role as Chekov in the 2013 sequel “Star Trek Into Darkness” and also plays the same part in an upcoming third film, called “Star Trek Beyond,” which is set for release this July 22.

His final project is a sci-fi film entitled “Rememory” and he acted alongside “Game of Thrones”a ctor Peter Dinklage and actress Julua Ormond. He also is part of the animated series entitled “Trollhunters.”

The 27-year-old is an only child and is survived by his parents. A representative for the actor released a statement saying, “His family requests you respect their privacy at this time.”

Yelchin was born in 1989 in Russia. He and his parents migrated to the United States when he was a baby. His parents are both professional figure skaters.