Early this morning actor Anton Yelchin, age 27, was found dead in his driveway after being hit by his own car.
According to reports, Yelchin’s body was found at 1am by a friend who had been concerned after Yelchin did not show for a rehearsal several hours before. He was discovered pinned between his car (which had been in neutral with the engine still running) and his brick mailbox.
Best known for his role of Pavel Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek films, Yelchin will be appearing in the newest installment Star Trek Beyond, set to release on July 22. Now though, excitement for the upcoming film has taken a turn as friends, family and fans alike mourn the passing of this young actor. Our hearts go out to his family.