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.
Absolutely devastated to hear about Anton Yelchin. He was such a gifted, natural actor & a deeply kind man. My thoughts are with his family.
— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) June 19, 2016
Actor Chris Evans said the actor was “thoughtful, kind, and gifted”.
Devastated to hear about the brilliant Anton Yelchin. He was thoughtful, kind, and gifted. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 19, 2016
While Anna Kendrick described the situation is “unreal”.
This is unreal. Anton Yelchin is such a talent. Such a huge loss.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) June 19, 2016
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) June 20, 2016
So much pain & loss everywhere we look. May God hold #AntonYelchin & his family. Too soon. A reminder for us all to live with purpose & love
— justin baldoni (@justinbaldoni) June 19, 2016
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) June 19, 2016