Anton Yelchin, the actor famous for playing Pavel Chekov in the recent Star Trek movies, died suddenly yesterday in a tragic accident. The 27-year-old actor was crushed by his own car when it rolled down the driveway at his home.
Anton was our little brother. But only by years; he was as wise and clever and intellectually curious as anyone we ever knew. His laugh was preposterous – you couldn’t hear it and not laugh yourself. He was funny, edgy, wild and talented beyond measure. His focus and dedication was admirable, as was his love of family, friends, literature and music.
We loved Anton, at work or at play. We are all shocked and numb and devastated by the world’s loss of an extraordinary young man.
To his family, we send you our love during this impossible time.
We will miss Anton forever.
His Star Trek family
- Entertainment Weekly
Many people in the larger Star Trek community paid tribute to him as well.