Anton Yelchin has passed away aged 27.
The actor, best known for his roles in Star Trek, Charlie Bartlett and Alpha Dog, was involved in a car accident in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Confirming the sad news, his publicist Jennifer Allen said in a statement to Mirror Celeb: “Actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning. His family requests you respect their privacy at this time.”
According to TMZ, his friends became alarmed after he didn’t turn up for a rehearsal.
They visited his San Fernando Valley home around 1am to check on him and found him pinned between his car and a brick mailbox which was attached to a security gate.
Police, who do not suspect foul play, said his driveway was on a steep incline.
Anton played Pavel Chekov in the reboot of the classic sci-fi series, with the latest film – Star Trek Beyond- scheduled for release next month.
He was currently working on a number of projects, including a TV series called Mr Mercedes.
Other acting credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Law & Order, Terminator Salvation and Fright Night.