Hollywood mourns the fatal demise of Star Trek star Anton Yelchin

Melbourne : Hollywood mourned the sudden death of Anton Yelchin, a charismatic and rising actor, best known for playing Chekov in the new ‘ Star Trek’ films.

The A-listers took to their social media handles to share their grief on the death of this 27-year-old actor, reports News.com.au.

“Devastated to hear about the brilliant Anton Yelchin. He was thoughtful, kind, and gifted. My thoughts and prayers are with his family,” wrote Chris Evans.

“This is unreal. Anton Yelchin is such a talent. Such a huge loss,” tweeted Anna Kendrick.

“Truly so sad to hear this news about Anton Yelchin. He was so young and so talented. RIP Anton Yelchin,” tweeted Shailene Woodley.

“#RIP Anton Yelchin, who died tragically in car accident today at age 27. Sending my condolences to friends & family,” wrote Kim Kardashian.

According to the late actor’s publicist, Jennifer Allen, he was killed in a fatal traffic collision overnight.

According to a celebrity gossip site, Telchin was killed after getting pinned to a brick mailbox by his own car.

Reportedly, his friends became alarmed when he didn’t arrive at a prearranged commitment. They then went to his Los Angeles home at around 1 am and found him pinned between his car and a brick mailbox, which was attached to a security gate.

Police said that the car’s engine was still running when his body was discovered, and that the car was in neutral. The driveway was said to be on a fairly steep incline. It’s unclear why he got out of the car, but police do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances.

“It appears he momentarily exited his car and it rolled backward, causing trauma that led to his death,” Los Angeles police department spokeswoman Jenny Houser told. (ANI)