Anton Yelchin, the actor known for his roles in “Star Trek” and “Alpha Dog,” passed away on Sunday morning due to “freaky accident” with his own car.
According to his friends, they were supposed to meet hours before the rehearsal. They were alarmed when the actor didn’t come as agreed. They then decided to go in his home in San Fernando Valley at around 1 AM.
When they arrived, they were surprised with Anton Yelchin’s state. The actor was found dead. He was pinned between his car and a brick mailbox pillar, which was attached to a security gate.
Police officers said that the engine was running when his body was discovered. However, the car was in neutral. Though it was unclear why he was out of his car, cops didn’t suspect foul play from the incident.
Cinema Blend reported it was considered a “freak accident” due the unclear reasons Anton Yelchin left his car neutral. The source also said that the driveway was apparently steep, thereby resulting to the accident.
Meanwhile, the Hollywood elites were devastated by the news. Several actors, fans and supporters showed their grief on Anton Yelchin’s death on social media.
Many were shocked, mourned and felt dismayed of what happened because he was too young to die. Others noted he’s just 27 and getting started with his career in show business. Nobody expected this tragedy at all.
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One of the Hollywood stars who tweeted was Chris Evans who shared his mournful thoughts in his Twitter account. He said, “Devastated to hear about the brilliant Anton Yelchin. He was thoughtful, kind, and gifted. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
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
American actor and musician John Gallagher, Jr. tweeted, “So heartsick and gutted over the news of Anton Yelchin. What a tragic loss. So young. So talented. He was just getting started.”
So heartsick and gutted over the news of Anton Yelchin. What a tragic loss. So young. So talented. He was just getting started.
— John Gallagher, Jr. (@JohnGallagherJr) June 20, 2016
John Leguizamo said, “#Anton Yelchin was one of those super bright stars that will burn bright forever!! R.i.p. Little buddy.”
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) June 20, 2016
I didn't know him well.I worked with Anton Yelchin he was a hard worker and wonderful actor.My heart goes out to his parents and loved ones.
— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) June 20, 2016
We have raised in-game memorial flags in honor of Anton Yelchin and will add his name to our memorial wall this week. Rest in peace, Anton.
— Star Trek Online (@trekonlinegame) June 20, 2016
So much pain & loss everywhere we look. May God hold #AntonYelchin & his family. Too soon. A reminder for us all to live with purpose & love
— justin baldoni (@justinbaldoni) June 19, 2016
Sad news for such a talented young man. Condolences to the family of Anton Yelchin.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) June 20, 2016
RIP Anton Yelchin. He was great in everything! Especially love Charlie Bartlett. Such a shame. Condolences to his friends and family.
— Deborah Ann Woll (@DeborahAnnWoll) June 20, 2016
I'm heartbroken about losing Anton Yelchin. He was my brother in A Time For Dancing and was the sweetest soul. Sending ❤️ to his family.
— Shiri Appleby (@ShiriAppleby) June 20, 2016
Others tweeted memories in honor to him including photo galleries, archives of his interviews and memes.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) June 20, 2016
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 20, 2016
Anton Yelchin has sadly passed away in a tragic car accident at the age of 27. RIP. pic.twitter.com/mGetslPOJY
— Historical Pics (@HistoricalPics) June 20, 2016
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) June 20, 2016
— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) June 20, 2016
Photo courtesy: Flickr.com/Heather McCall (Creative Commons)