Jun 20 2016

June 20, 2016Author: Jasper8 Comments

I honestly don’t know how to write this; the devastating news about Anton is still a shock to me. Rest in peace, Anton, and thank you for sharing such a rare talent with us. You will be missed and never forgotten. As for this site, I’m keeping it. I’ll turn it into a tribute site, but I’m not really sure yet how and where to begin.

Details about his death as reported by CNN are under the cut.

Actor Anton Yelchin, 27, who played Chekov in recent “Star Trek” movies, was killed in a freak accident early Sunday morning, police told CNN.

Yelchin, who also acted in “Like Crazy” and “Alpha Dog,” died outside his home in Los Angeles, according to law enforcement.

Yelchin stepped out of his car in the driveway of his Studio City home at around 1:10 a.m. PT when the car slid backwards and pinned him against a brick pillar and a security fence, causing trauma that led to his death, said Jennifer Houser with the Los Angeles Police Department.

“The victim was on his way to meet his friends for a rehearsal and when he didn’t show up, his friends went to his house where they found him deceased by his car,” Houser told CNN. “It appears that he momentarily left his car, leaving it in the driveway. He was behind the vehicle when it rolled backward and pinned him to the brick pillar causing the trauma that led to his death.”

Houser says Yelchin’s family was notified by the friends that found him. She did not know whether the car was running when he was found.

8 Comments to "R.I.P. Anton"
  1. bohemian says:

    I was also shocked and saddened to hear this news. Anton’s been one of my favourites since 2004 when I first saw House of D.
    I’m glad you’re keeping the site. It serves as a tribute to the fact that he did and still has many admirers.
    Rest in peace, Anton

  2. KDK UK says:

    A great young actor, many say up and coming, I say he had already arrived.

    A brilliant talent, diverse and a great screen presence.

    He will be greatly missed.

    Taken so soon.


    • Jasper says:

      I strongly agree with what you said. He was no longer an up-and-coming/rising actor; he already made it and made a mark.

  3. Justin says:

    Thanks for keeping the site open and for giving us a place to come and remember and pay homage to this incredible actor and human being. It’s been a hard couple of days, still trying to wrap my brain around this tragedy. It still doesn’t seem real. He will be missed, and I’m grateful for the wealth of films and memorable characters that he left for us to enjoy again and again. Prayers for his family and friends. I only wish I would have been lucky enough to have met him…maybe one day. Rest in peace Anton

  4. Dianne says:

    It’s so hard to know what to say or do when this type of thing happens. I think it’s the total randomness of it all. At 27 Anton was a young and vital human being with so much more for him to do and play in his life. I think the thing that is also hard to accept is that his parents escaped a life in Russia to bring their infant son to a better place and life in the United States. Like the late Paul Walker, Anton’s star was not ready to be put out, in fact, it was ready to soar. A lovely sentiment to him Jasper. Take your time in deciding how best to turn this site over. Anton still has many projects yet to be released. Keep that in your focus, perhaps that will guide you. My best to you my friend. And to Anton, “go boldly where no one has gone before….”

  5. Jasper says:

    I just want to say thank you all for taking the time to leave a comment and sharing your thoughts!

  6. Peter says:

    I first saw Anton in Alpha Dog and his performance was unreal.He even carried Terminator Salvation,no easy feat!So young,so talented,absolute tragedy. Was brilliant in every film he was in and could hold his own with established greats.Gutted!

  7. Tara says:

    Thank you for saying you’ll keep the site open. I’ve been a fan of Anton for several years now and this news is devastating. I feel like I’m in a daze. For several days I woke up hoping I’d just had some bizarre dream, but unfortunately the tragic news is true.

    I sincerely believed he was one of the best young actors of our time, and I feel horrible knowing I’ll never see any new projects or work from him again, or even just see him grow into the rest of his own life. I was so eager and excited to see what he would do next, and he handled each project with such enthusiasm and grace.

    Not only was a he a great and dedicated actor, but he also seemed to be such a genuinely sweet, kind and caring person. No one ever had anything bad to say about him.

    Anton, I hope you’re resting peacefully now and are able to witness the positive impact you had on the world. We all miss you very much. I’ll do my best to remember you and introduce your work to others so that your memory lives on. xxx