Anton Yelchin, a young actor who played the role of Pavel Chekov in the hit Star Trek series, has passed away at the young age of 27. His rep has confirmed the tragic news in a statement to the media while also asking for privacy for the family as they come to terms with this tragic news.
People.com had the following to report on the situation: “The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed to PEOPLE that Yelchin’s body was found pinned between a car and a gate at a home in Studio City, California. No cause of death has been declared yet while the coroner completes the autopsy. However, preliminary results were that he had head and chest injuries.
The report continues, “The medical examiner also said that it’s believed the vehicle was not properly parked before Yelchin walked to the rear end of his vehicle and that the vehicle then rolled and pinned him between the gate. He was pronounced dead at 1:10 a.m. local time on Sunday.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Yelchin’s friends and family during this difficult time.