Anton Yelchin died tragically on Sunday the 19th June. He was only 27. He was found In a horrible collision pinned between his car and a brick mailbox at his San Fernando Valley home.
With the horror of Anton's passing spreading, foul play is not suspected by the police. John Cho who plays Sulu seated adjacent Anton's character Chekov on the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 bridge has expressed what most of us are thinking.
"He was a true artist - curious, beautiful, courageous. He was a great pal and a great son. I'm in ruins. Anton Yelchin who speaks in his native Russian accent for Star Trek's reboot movies was born in St Peterburg in 1989.
So now Star Treks trilogy is completed with the 3rd installment Beyond missing its peppy Navigator for its July 22nd premiere. JJ Abrams, the director of the rebooted franchise, shared a hand written tribute to the actor.'Anton,' he wrote, 'You were brilliant. You were kind. You were funny as hell, and supremely talented.'And you weren't here nearly long enough. Missing you JJ.' .
'This is unreal,' the actor's friend Anna Kendrick tweeted on Sunday. 'Anton Yelchin is such a talent. Such a huge loss.'
Anton Yelchin looked towards his predecessors in Star Trek TOS like Walter Koenig for insight into the role and drew upon his own Russian background and created an intense speaking Russian Navigator who impressed and wooed fans worldwide.
He cracked many of us up - and will be a hard act to follow. Remember "I can do zat?" I think its fair to say Anton pulled that act off fair and square.
Looking at these cruel gates - there was no escape when Anton Yelchin momentarily exited his two ton vehicle. That Jeep was a beast. Anton must have been checking his mail? and the Jeep - Grande Cherokee which was in neutral and running moved - Tragically it rolled backwards on a steep incline. He obviously didn't realize the danger until it was too late and was found by a friend. It really was such a tragic, awful way to die.
In happier times Anton starred as Kyle Reese in Terminator Salvation. Including films Fright Night, and horror film Green Room starring Alia Shawkat, Patrick Stewart and Joe Cole.
The Driftless Area, Burying the Ex, Rudderless, The Smurfs 2, Like Crazy, Charlie Bartlett, and Alpha Dog. Anton also recently completed work on the indies We Don't Belong Here, Rememory, and Porto, which are all due out later this year.
So strange and so sad. A great loss.
Such a tragic way to die. He was way too young.
Its so awful to think that your own vehicle can do this to you. The media says now Anton's Yelchin's Jeep was part of a voluntary recall issued in April by Fiat Chrysler. The investigation is continuing by Los Angeles authorities.
Such a tragedy.
And a reminder. We need to tell the people we care about how much that matter. Now. Too late is too close to us all.
He had a vehicle that is being recalled for a defective gear changer...I can't think of the correct name at this moment. The problem is that people thought it was in stop when it actually changed to neutral....many people got injured because of this. If this is a reason, this is horrible and I feel bad for his parents. He was way too young.
The tragedy of this boggles my mind! I don't listen to the news anymore, as I can't stand to hear of young people cut down in their prime from some tragic accident that a little forethought, experience or common sense could have prevented. It just goes to show that none of us know the time or the place of our demise. One moments inattention and we or someone else is gone.
Barbara from Life & Faith in Caneyhead
What can be said about such a tragedy? such a loss.
Such a dreadful way to end. They are now trying to pin the blame on the manufacturers of the Jeep Cherokee. That won't bring him back. Moral, NEVER get behind your vehicle when it's running.
Such an awful way to die. He was so adorable as Chekov.
Instantly became the most shocking celebrity death of 2016. Very sad to see him go.
After an autopsy on Sunday Antons death has been ruled as an accident by the medical examiner in Los Angeles. The verdict is he died from blunt force asphyxia. Why anyone as bright as Anton steps between a moving vehicle and a locked gate is mysterious in itself. The Grand Cherokee Jeep moved for a reason. That vehicle moved Q.E.D. So now investigators are searching for more clues.
Oh no! This is terrible news. So sad to see something like this happen. Seems like it could have been prevented.
He will be missed and his characters too.
I entirely agree Jeffrey. Antons death is awful horrible news. When someone so young dies like this it makes me question why this is happening. I don't understand it.
From many independent movies to TV series and other interesting roles, Anton Yelchin did manage to enter our hearts and now they are empty because he is not around us any more. He will always remain in our hearts as the perfect Chekov and one of the best actors in the Star trek trilogy. One thing is certain, we will never forget the hard work and commitment that Anton Yelchin had and how well he played the role of Chekov. Anton Yelchin will surely be missed by all of us! Serena from http://cosplaysky.co.uk/
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