Anton Yelchin, actor, dies

Anton YelchinActor Anton Yelchin, perhaps best known to genre fans for taking over the role of Ensign Pavel Chekov in the series of Star Trek reboot movies since 2009, dies in a freak car accident at the age of 27. Yelchin was already considered a rising talent because of his performances in Charlie Bartlett, Like Crazy, Hearts In Atlantis, Terminator: Salvation, and a remake of Fright Night (in which he starred opposite David Tennant of Doctor Who fame). His final movie as Chekov, Star Trek Beyond, is due to be released in July 2016.