Actor Anton Yelchin has died at age 27 after a freak auto accident at his home, it seems that he was accidently pinned by his car after he exited it and it appears to have rolled back and pinned the young actor.
Anton was a fan fav here in the early days of this fan site when he was starring in such films as the 2001 releases of “Along Came a Spider” as Dimitri Starodubov next to Morgan Freeman and alongside another giant in the field in Anthony Hopkins when he played Bobby Deerfield in the excellent “Hearts in Atlantis.”
Born in Leningrad in the former Soviet Union, Yelchin and his family immigrated to the United States when he was just six months old. His parents were both star figure skaters. He began acting at an early age, starting his career off as a 9 year-old. The then child actor impressed critics and audiences with a series of prominent roles as in the mentioned films and more.
Always admired this talented actor and grew up watching him and he was well on his way to the top, he will be seen next in the upcoming “Star Trek Beyond” where he has played the role of Chekov in the rebooted film series.
Other completed films and in post-production includes “Rememory,” “We Don't Belong Here,” “Porto” and “Thoroughbred.”
Sincerest condolences to Anton’s family and friends and we as fans are sadden by the loss of this talented young man.