Anton Yelchin’s cause of death confirmed
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Anton Yelchin’s cause of death confirmed

Anton Yelchin was a Russian-born American actor who was born on March 11, 1989. On June 19, 2016, he was tragically taken from us.

Yelchin moved to the United States with his family when he was six months old. His parents were both professional figure skaters, but he chose a different career. In an interview with the Los Angeles TimesHis mother said that shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, a woman came up to her, seeing baby Anton, and said, “He’s beautiful. He’s going to be an actor.”

He began his career as a child in 2000 with roles in the comedy film A man is mostly made of waterthe tv movie Geppettoand an episode of the drama series ER. After that, he continued to earn credits on the small screen in films like Calm your enthusiasm, NYPD Blue, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Criminal minds, SuperMansionAnd Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, as well as films like A spider came along (2001), dominant dog (2006), Terminator 2: Salvation (2009), Like crazy (2011), The Smurfs (2011) and several of its sequels, and Night of terror (2011).

But it is undoubtedly his performance as Chekhov in “Kelvinverse” Star Trek the films he is best known for, and before his death it seemed like he would be a staple of the franchise for decades to come.

But how did Anton Yelchin die?

How did Anton Yelchin die?

Anton Yelchin in Star Trek
Image via Paramount Pictures

Anton Yelchin died in a freak accident outside his home in Studio City, Los Angeles.

According to CNN, he had parked his Jeep Grand Cherokee and gotten out of the vehicle to get mail at the closed gate of the property. However, he had not set the brakes, so the car rolled down the steep driveway and pinned the actor between it and a pillar and a security fence. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said there were no suspicious circumstances in Yelchin’s death and listed the cause as “blunt force traumatic asphyxia.”

LAPD’s Jennifer Houser told CNN:

“The victim was on his way to meet his friends for a rehearsal and when he failed to show up, his friends went to his house where they found him dead next to his car. It appears that he had momentarily left his car, leaving it in the driveway. He was behind the vehicle when it reversed and pinned him against the brick pillar, causing the trauma that led to his death.”

May Anton Yelchin rest in peace.

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