Monday 24 October 2016

Tributes pour in for much-loved Star Trek actor killed in freak accident

Published 19/06/2016 | 20:54

Anton Yelchin has died aged 27 (AP)
Anton Yelchin has died aged 27 (AP)

Tributes are pouring in for young Hollywood actor Anton Yelchin who was discovered dead at his California home.

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The discovery was made at the actor's home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Celebrities and fans have taken to social media site Twitter to share their condolences.

Actress Anna Kendrick wrote: "This is unreal. Anton Yelchin is such a talent. Such a huge loss."

Little Britain star Matt Lucas said Yelchin was "an amazing actor".

Glee actor Kevin McHale said: "Anton Yelchin has always been one of my favorite actors. I've seen every movie. This is awful. I'm so sorry for his family & friends."

While director Guillermo del Toro adds, "Anton was a sweetheart. Absolutely a great creative partner and artist."

"I loved Anton Yelchin so much," his Star Trek co-star John Cho adds. "He was a true artist - curious, beautiful, courageous. He was a great pal... I'm in ruins."

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