Some shocking and sad news has come to light this evening. Actor Anton Yelchin has died in a tragic car accident, aged 27. TMZ are reporting that the Star Trek star was found crushed between his car and his brick mail box at his home, in L.A.
Yelchin was a bright and emerging talent, who oozed screen presence. He was born in Leningrad, under the former Soviet Union in 1989.
He moved to the United States when he was just six months old, he began acting age of 9 in the independent film A Man is Mostly Water, and went on to appear in successful films such as; Alpha Dog, Terminator Salvation, Fright Night, Odd Thomas, Burying the Ex and Green Room. He is perhaps best-known for portraying Pavel Chekov in 2009’s Star Trek reboot and the sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, along with the upcoming Star Trek Beyond.
On behalf of all of us here at Bad Wilf, I would like to pass on our condolences to Anton’s friends, family and fans.