Anton Yelchin (27) dies in car accident Anton Yelchin (27) dies in car accident
The actor (27) died in a car accident today. Anton Yelchin (27) dies in car accident

It has been sadly confirmed that actor Anton Yelchin died at the age of 27 in a car accident today.

Russian-born Yelchin has been active as an TV- and movie- actor from an early age on, imdb-credits reach back as far as to the year 2000, but his breakout role might be that of the abductee in the drama Alpha Dog (2006). In 2009, he could be witnessed playing two high-profile, popculturally significant characters in two controversially received franchise reboots, namely Kyle Reese in Terminator:Salvation and Chekov in Star Trek. History repeated itself when he was cast as the new version of Charlie Brewster in the Fright Night (2011) remake.

Only his Chekov-gig proved to hold some franchise-future for Yelchin, but he could snatch some solid parts in the Jarmusch-directed Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) or as the lead in the Dean Koontz- adaptation Odd Thomas (2013). Just recently he was praised for his performance alongside Imogen Poots and Patrick Stewart in the  massively hyped survival thriller Green Room (2015).

Additional info: Bloody Disgusting, TMZ

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  • CoolHandJuke

    Sad he was so young and appeared to be a decent guy. RIP…

  • damn that sucks. guy was a great actor

  • Tarmac492.1

    RIP. So sad and freaky. Weird. He was a good actor. Hoping to see Green room soon. I wish his family and friends well.

  • He was so young! What a waste.
    I read the circunstances of his death and are weird and just studifying! He was crushed by a malfunctioning gate that pinned him agaisnt his car. It’s just… beyond words.
    He was a talent actor and aparently a nice guy too.
    My condolecences to his family, friends and fans.

  • I_am_better

    🙁

  • Stalkeye

    All I can say is, Live it up guys!!
    Something about 2016..

  • Tarmac492.1

    Check out Fierce People with Yelchin, Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland and Chris Evans. Good flick. Kid was talented.

  • Kylo Ronin

    Jesus Christ, this year…