Twitter flooded with TRIBUTES as freak accident kills Star Trek actor

27-year-old Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin has died after a freak accident outside LA home this weekend.

Friends of the actor became concerned when he didn’t make it to planned rehearsals on Sunday morning and it was later revealed Anton had been killed in an accident involving his own car. 

It was reported by TMZ that the Alpha Dog actor was found pinned between his car and a brick mailbox pillar which was attached to a security gate.

The car was reportedly still running when Anton was found and although it is still not clear why the actor got out of his car, foul play is not suspected.

Stars have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the actor who is best known for his role as Chekov in the sci-fi hit.

Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Tom Hiddleston said he was “absolutely devastated” to learn of the death.

Actor Chris Evans said the actor was “thoughtful, kind, and gifted”.

While Anna Kendrick described the situation is “unreal”.