Sunday June 19, 2016

Anton Yelchin, "Star Trek" Actor, Dies At 27

Too young. He was involved in a tragic traffic accident this morning. Aside from the Trek role, I thought he did a great job as a young Kyle Reese in Terminator, too.

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Anton Yelchin, a charismatic and rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, has died at the age of 27. He was killed in a fatal traffic collision early Sunday morning, his publicist, Jennifer Allen confirmed. Yelchin started small with roles in indie films and various television shows, before breaking out in films like the crime thriller "Alpha Dog" and the teenage comedy "Charlie Bartlett." His biggest role to date has been in the rebooted "Star Trek" films - the third of which, "Star Trek Beyond" comes out in July.