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'Star Trek' fame Anton Yelchin killed in a road accident
Los Angeles: A rising star, Anton Yelchin best known for playing Chekov in the 'Star Trek' films was killed when his car got struck with a mailbox pillar and security fence.
The 27-year-old actor was on his way to meet his friends for a rehearsal. J.J Abrams, director of the Star Trek said," Yelchin was brilliant....kind...funny as hell and supremely talented."
Who was Anton Yelchin?
- Yelchin was born in Russia in the family of professional skaters.
- He began his acting career as a child, taking small roles in independent films and various television shows like 'ER', 'The Practice','Curb Your Enthusiasm' etc.
- Anton's big screen role was seen opposite to Anthony Hopkins in 2001's 'Hearts in Atlantis'.