Anton Yelchin, the actor known for portraying Chekov in the most recent reboot of the Star Trek franchise, has died in a fatal car accident aged 27.
The actor, whose cinematic career involved a number of strong independent movie performances stretching across the past decade or so, was killed in the early hours of Sunday morning, June 19th 2016.
Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Jenny Houser made the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter:
“It appears he momentarily exited his car and it rolled backward, causing trauma that led to his death.”
The thoughts of everyone here at The Film Magazine go out to Mr. Yelchin’s loved ones.