Anton Yelchin, Star Trek's Chekov, Dies in a Car Crash at Age 27

June 19, 2016 6:23 PM

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Anton Yelchin, who played Chekov in the new Star Trek movies, was killed in a car accident in Los Angeles early Sunday, according to multiple reports. He was 27.

Yelchin was born in 1989 in the former Soviet Union in what is now Russia. He and his parents, professional figure skaters, emigrated to the United States when he was a baby. He made his onscreen acting debut in 2000 in an episode of ER. He went on to star in films such as Hearts in Atlantis and Alp...

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