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Anton Yelchin Dies In Freak Accident At 27

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As you may have heard by now, Anton Yelchin — the actor you might know from the likes of Star Trek, Charlie Bartlett and Like Crazy — died this weekend after a freak accident saw him pinned between his car and a brick wall. He was only 27 years old.

The story goes that Anton’s friends became worried when he never showed up to meet them, so they drove to his house at about 1am on Saturday morning, where they found him dead between the vehicle, since revealed to be a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and a brick pillar mailbox.

And more, from TMZ:

Law enforcement tells us the engine was running when his body was discovered, and the car was in neutral. The driveway was on a fairly steep incline. It’s unclear why he got out of the car.

Cops do not suspect foul play.

Incredibly sad news and such a random, senseless tragedy.

It’s been said that Anton’s vehicle was actually involved in a pretty heavy recall last year as it’s gear shifter caused several rollaway accidents. Looks like his was one of the faulty ones.

RIP, Anton.

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  • Omg!!

    He was best known for playing Chekov in the new Star Trek films – a role originally made famous by Walter Koenig in the rebooted Star Trek films.He was mindful, kind, and talented. We will surely miss him :(