Anton Yelchin, best known for his role as Chekov in the new Star Trek series, died Sunday in a tragic car accident in California at the too-young age of 27 years old. While the accident’s full details are still being confirmed, Yelchin’s friends and colleagues in Hollywood are reacting to the shocking news on Twitter.
It is easy to see how treasured he was in the industry and what a stunning loss this is for so many who loved his work and his spirit.
For those who have ever seen one of Yelchin’s earliest roles, you will recall Kat Dennings as Susan Gardner in Charlie Bartlett.
Chris Evans acted with Anton in Fierce People all the way back in 2005.
Besides his role in the Star Trek reboot, Yelchin appeared in acclaimed films such as Like Crazy, Alpha Dog, Charlie Bartlett, and most recently the skinhead thriller Green Room opposite Patrick Stewart. He will be missed by his peers in Hollywood and fans of his films everywhere. Another talented and beloved actor gone far too soon.