2016 keeps on taking, doesn’t it? Many a fangirl is openly weeping today as it’s been confirmed that Star Trek‘s Anton Yelchin has died at the age of only 27.
The publicist for Yelchin has confirmed that he died early this morning in a freak car accident. The police are not treating it as foul play at this time but instead as a bad set of unfortunate circumstances. He was found pinned between a car and his mailbox.
Many people know Anton Yelchin for his stint as Chekov in the Star Trek reboot but many of us also know him for his roles in Odd Thomas (which I personally enjoyed), Fright Night and even Terminator: Salvation. He started out with a spot on the hospital drama ER.
Our thoughts go out to his family at this time.