Everyone knew him as Checkov in the new "Star Trek" movies. His wit and humor tickled fans but in an instant, it has all disappeared after one fatal car collision.
Anton Yelchin has reportedly passed away early Sunday morning after he was found dead and pinned by his own car.
In his own career level, he was a rising actor. He made his name in the "Star Trek" film franchise. He also starred in the upcoming movie "Star Trek Beyond." Not many can pull off the accent and humor of Checkov. The Guardian describes the actor to have an impressive range in his career. In addition, he had a "cherubic charm who inspired huge affection."
Although he had many notches under his belt, he is mostly known for his role in "Huff" and "Star Trek Into Darkness." Sadly, his life was taken away. According to USA Today, his publicist Jennifer Allen confirmed the news in a statement: "Actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning. His family requests you respect their privacy at this time."
In the statement, it was found that a fatal traffic collision caused the accident. It was his own car rolling backward and downward. His steep driveway pinned him against a brick mailbox pillar and security friends. He was on his way to meet with friends. When he failed to show, they got worried and checked on him. He as found dead by his car.
At an early age, his parents have always been supportive of his acting career. He said, "My parents were of the opinion that you should have something that you do that you care about, because it structures your life as you're growing up." Before his tragic passing, he had accumulated a net worth of $10 million. Most of his wealth coming from his "Star Trek" movies. From his properties, Yelchin sold a home in California in 2013 for $900,000, and he bought another home in Studio City in 2012 for $945,000.
"Star Trek Beyond" was his last movie appearance.