StarTrek.com is deeply saddened to report that Anton Yelchin, Star Trek's current Chekov, died today, June 19, at the age of 27. The actor was killed in a freak accident at home in Los Angeles by his own car. Yelchin played Chekov in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness and will be seen one last time as the character next month in Star Trek Beyond.
John Cho, Star Trek's current Sulu, was among the first to comment on his friend and colleague's passing. He tweeted, "I loved Anton Yelchin so much. He was a true artist - curious, beautiful, courageous. He was a great pal and a great son. I'm in ruins."
Paramount Pictures released the following statement: "All of us at Paramount join the world in mourning the untimely passing of Anton Yelchin. As a member of the Star Trek family, he was beloved by so many and he will missed by all. We share our deepest condolences with his mother, father and family."
Please join StarTrek.com in offering our condolences to Yelchin's family, friends, colleagues and fans.