Posted Mon Jun 20, 2016 at 09:10 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The young actor well known for portraying Chekov in the recent 'Star Trek' films has died.
TMZ has reported that Yelchin died early sometime on Sunday morning in a "freak accident" where the actor's car somehow pinned him against a brick mailbox at his home in San Fernando valley, California.
Yelchin was born in St. Petersburg Russia in 1989 and was the only child of professional figure skaters Viktor Yelchin and Irina Korina.
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