Monday, June 20, 2016
Death of Anton Yelchin
The death of Anton Yelchin, who portrayed Chekov in Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and the forthcoming Star Trek Beyond, came as shocking news to fans, following a car accident on Sunday. As part of the reboot generation, Yelchin embodied the boy genius Chekov with considerable charisma while maintaining a separate starring role career, in which he was featured in such films as Alpha Dog, Charlie Bartlett, Terminator: Salvation, and Fright Night. Regardless of where the Star Trek film franchise goes from here, Yelchin will be missed considerably. He was 27.