‘He didn’t suffer’: Anton Yelchin’s death cert has now been released

His tragic – and unexpected – death took place at the weekend, and TMZ has now obtained the death certificate of Anton Yelchin.

The document states that the actor died as a result of 'blunt traumatic asphyxia' and that there were were no other significant conditions contributing to his passing. It adds that his death was 'rapid'.

TMZ originally broke the story that the Star Trek star had been killed, with a source connected with the investigation furthermore confirming to the website today that the 27-year-old died within a minute of impact.

Mr Yelchin's body was found pinned against a security gate at his LA home after friends of the actor became concerned when he didn’t make it to planned rehearsals on Sunday morning.