Actor Anton Yelchin, best known for his role as Chekov in the Star Trek series has died at age 27. The young actor was reportedly killed in a freak accident involving his own car. The entertainment world has been rocked by this freakish accident.
“All of us at Paramount join the world in morning the untimely passing of Antony 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,” read the official statement from Paramount Pictures, the studio responsible for the Star Trek franchise.
The actor recently wrapped Star Trek: Beyond, the latest instalment to the franchise. In addition to his role as Chekov, Yelchin was best known for his work on Alpha Dog, Terminator Salvation and the Fright Night remake.