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Actor Anton Yelchin Died In A Freak Accident

​The Star Trek and Alpha Dog actor was killed early Sunday morning.

BY Peter Wade | Jun 20, 2016 | Film & TV

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Anton Yelchin, perhaps best known as Chekov in the latest Star Trek films, died in a fatal car collision early Sunday morning, his publicist confirmed to ABC News. He was 27 years old.

According to TMZ, Yelchin was pinned to a brick mailbox by his own car in what appears to be a freak accident. The driveway had a steep incline and the car engine was still running and in neutral when law enforcement arrived on the scene.

Yelchin was the only child of Russian parents. His family emigrated to the United States when Yelchin was a baby. Yelchin starred in 2006's Alpha Dog before he was cast in JJ Abram's version of the Star Trek series. 

He acted in the next Star Trek installment, Star Trek Beyond, which premieres in summer 2016 as well as the upcoming film Rememory, and the recently released Green Room with Patrick Stewart.

From: Esquire US.


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