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Anton Yelchin Dead: Star Trek Actor Killed By His Own Car

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Star Trek actorr Anton Yelchin has been killed by his own car at his home in Los Angeles, police say.

The Russian-born actor played Pavel Chekov in the new Star Trek movies.

The car struck Anton Yelchin after rolling backwards down the steep drive at his Studio City home, pinning him against a brick postbox pillar and a security fence.

Anton Yelchin, 27, died shortly after 01:00 on June 19.

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The actor also appeared in such films as Like Crazy (2011) and Green Room (2015).

Anton Yelchin played Pavel Chekov, the role originally made famous by Walter Koenig (now 79), in Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).


A third movie with Anton Yelchin in the role, Star Trek Beyond, is due for release next month.

News of Anton Yelchin’s death led Twitter trends in Los Angeles and beyond on June 19.

Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the series, wrote on Instagram: “our dear friend. our comrade. our anton.

“One of the most open and intellectually curious people i have ever had the pleasure to know. so enormously talented and generous of heart. wise beyond his years. and gone before his time. all love and strength to his family at this impossible time of grief.”