Charismatic young and still on the rise actor Anton Yelchin has died at the age of 27.
TMZ reports that the actor was killed early Sunday morning after getting pinned by his car. His publicist Jennifer Allen has confirmed he was killed in a “fatal traffic collision” according to the Associated Press.
The actor is best known for his role as Chekov in the new “Star Trek” films since 2009, but had built up a career in such films as “Terminator Salvation,” “The Smurfs,” “Only Lovers Left Alive,” “Green Room,” “Odd Thomas,” “Like Crazy,” “Charlie Bartlett,” “Fierce People,” “Alpha Dog,” “Hearts in Atlantis ,” “Along Came A Spider,” and the “Fright Night” remake.
Yelchin, an only child, was born in Russia and the son of professional figure skaters who moved the family to the United States when Yelchin was a baby. Yelchin’s family requests privacy at this time.