27 year old actor, known for his role Chekov in the recent "Star Trek" died in a freak car accident.
Actor Anton Yelchin, best known for playing Chekov in the new “Star Trek” movies, was killed in a freakish incident early Sunday morning.
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Yelchin, 27, died outside his home in Los Angeles after his own car rolled backwards in the drive way of his Studio City home and pinned him against a brick pillar and a security fence, according to the sources.
As news of the actor's death spread in the early hours of Sunday morning, costars and friends took to Twitter to express their grief and to pay tribute to the rising star.
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Chris Evans, Elijah Wood and Uma Thurman were among the celebrities who reacted to the news of his unexpected death.
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
Absolutely shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Anton Yelchin’s passing.— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) June 20, 2016
This is so unreal. Anton Yelchin was such a brilliant and warmhearted actor and person. Such a tragic loss. May he rest in peace.— Uma Thurman (@ithurman_) June 19, 2016