Actor Anton Yelchin, best known for playing Chekov in the new Star Trek franchise, was killed early Sunday morning after getting pinned by his own car after it rolled down a steep driveway.
He was 27.
Yelchin was found dead at his Studio City home around 1:10am this morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Born in Russia, Yelchin moved to the States with his parents, professional figure skaters, when he was a baby. He started his career appearing on Showtime’s Huff and also had role in the films Terminator Salvation (2009), Charlie Bartlett (2007), and Fright Night (2011).
In an Instagram, co-star Zachary Quinto called him “one of the most open and intellectually curious people i have ever had the pleasure to know.”
Star Trek Beyond, Yelchin’s third and final Trek movie, comes to theaters July 22.