DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Anton Yelchin (aged 27)
American film and television actor
Anton Viktorovich Yelchin; March 11, 1989 – June 19, 2016) was an American actor. He played Pavel Chekov in three Star Trek films: Star Trek(2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and the posthumously released Star Trek Beyond (2016).
DEATH: On June 19, 2016, Yelchin was found pinned between his Jeep Grand Cherokee and a brick pillar outside his house in Studio City, California, in what was described as a “freak accident”. As Yelchin got out of his car, the vehicle apparently rolled back down his driveway, which was on a steep incline, and trapped him against the pillar and a security fence. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office identified the cause of death as “blunt traumatic asphyxia” and stated that there were “no obvious suspicious circumstances involved”.