American actor Anton Yelchin has died in a car accident in Los Angeles. Best known for playing Pavel Chekov in the new Star Trek instalments, Yelchin died of fatal injuries on Sunday, after he was pinned by his own car against his front fence at his Studio City home. He was 27.

Yelchin had joined other cast and crew members in Dubai last September, where they shot part of the upcoming film Start Trek BeyondFriends and colleagues took to social media to express their sadness with director J.J. Abrams, Director of the recent Star Trek series, leading the tributes, saying, "Anton, you were brilliant. You were kind. You were funny as hell and supremely talented. And you weren't here nearly long enough. Missing you."

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