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.
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”.