Star Trek's Anton Yelchin Has Died

By Tom Pritchard on at

In a shocking and sad revelation, actor Anton Yelchin was killed in what's being described as a "freak accident".

The 27-year-old actor, who had starred in films like the 2009 Star Trek reboot and the remake of Fright Night, was found dead at his San Fernando Valley home. According to TMZ he was found pinned between his car and a brick letter box attached to a security gate.

Yelchin's friends became alarmed after the actor failed to turn up for a rehearsal. Police found his body around 1 am, and have reported that the car was running and in neutral. given the steep incline of his drive it's suspected that he got pinned after getting out of the car. Why he did so is unclear, but police do not suspect any foul play.

Yelchin is set to appear in two upcoming films, drama We Don't Belong Here and Star Trek Beyond. [TMZ]