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.
As news spread, Star Trek fans were left in shock, posting remembrances of the actor on social media. Especially poignant were notes from Yelchin’s compatriots on the Star Trek cast and crew.
In a note shared with Entertainment Weekly members of the current Star Trek cast and crew shared this note:
Many people in the larger Star Trek community paid tribute to him as well.
The acting community in general was shaken, with actors from all kinds of backgrounds paying tribute to a life that ended far too quickly.
Rest in peace, Mr. Yelchin.