Sad news broke today revealing the death of young actor Anton Yelchin, 27, in a freak automobile accident that left him pinned between his car and a brick mailbox at his San Fernando Valley residence Sunday morning. The car was in neutral with its motor running TMZ reports. He was found at 1am by friends.
Yelchin is best known for playing Pavel Chekov in J.J. Abrams 2009’s Star Trek reboot and young Kyle Reese in McG’s Terminator: Salvation. But, horror fans enjoyed his performances in a string of notable films beginning with 2001’s adaptation of James Patterson’s Along Came a Spider.
Since then he went on to star in the awesome 2011 remake of Tom Holland’s Fright Night, Stephen Sommers’ 2013 adaptation of Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas, Joe Dante’s horror-comedy Burying the Ex, vampire drama Only Lovers Left Alive, and this year’s acclaimed cat-and-mouse thriller Green Room.