Anton Yelchin known for his roles in the recent ‘Star Trek’ reboots and more recently, horror movie ‘Green Room’ has sadly passed away aged 27 following a freak accident at his home in California.
Yelchin was born in Saint Petersburg in Russia, the son of well-known professional figure-skaters Irina and Viktor Yelchin.
After 15 years as the stars of Russia’s Ice Ballet, the Yelchins fled to the United States as political refugees when their only child was still a baby.
Raised in Los Angeles, Yelchin attended the University of Southern California.
He started acting as a child, taking his first professional role at age nine in A Man Is Mostly Water.
Small roles in indie films and various television shows followed, before he broke out in films like the crime thriller Alpha Dog and the teenage comedy Charlie Bartlett.
His biggest role to date had been a recurring role as Ensign Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek films – the third of which, Star Trek Beyond comes out in July.
He also appeared in Terminator Salvation, Only Lovers Left Alive and Like Crazy.
Tributes from fellow actors, directors and his friends have poured in for Yelchin.
Rest In Peace Anton, you will be missed.