Tributes pour in for much-loved Star Trek actor killed in freak accident
Published 19/06/2016 | 20:54
Tributes are pouring in for young Hollywood actor Anton Yelchin who was discovered dead at his California home.
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."
This is unreal. Anton Yelchin is such a talent. Such a huge loss.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) June 19, 2016
Dreadful news about Anton Yelchin. I thought he was an amazing actor.— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) June 19, 2016
Anton was a sweetheart. Absolutely a great creative partner and artist.— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) June 19, 2016
As far as I am concerned, 2016 cannot end fast enough.— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) June 19, 2016
The sweetest, most humble, delightful, talented guy you'd ever meet. Worked together for about a year. Shocked. https://t.co/uyg2NlmhqP— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) June 19, 2016
So sad to hear of Anton Yelchin's passing. I always have admired his incredible acting abilities. My love & thoughts are with his family— Willow Shields (@WillowShields) June 19, 2016
Anton Yelchin was a lovely, perceptive actor who'd tackled an amazing range of roles for one so young. He gave us--me--lots of joy.— Stephanie Zacharek (@szacharek) June 19, 2016
Man, saddened to hear of Anton Yelchin. Didn't know him well - worked separately on Only Lovers Left Alive, and I only remember a sweet kid.— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) June 19, 2016