Anton Yelchin: 1989-2016


Sensitive child actor turned sensitive character player and leading man Anton Yelchin is the latest celebrity death in the grim gallery of 2016. Pinned against a wall by his own car, apparently.

It was a Jeep Grand Cherokee, under a recall for gear shifter/park problems, according to Jalopnik and CBS.

The too too young “Star Trek” and “Green Room” “Burying the Ex” and “Rudderless” and “House of D” and “Alpha Dog” star and musician (check him out in “Green Room” and especially “Rudderless” to sample his musical side) was just 27 years old.

I interviewed him a few times over the years. He seemed to work constantly.

A real sweetheart, his co-stars went all goo-goo talking about him. I remember Felicity Jones (“Like Crazy”) went “Who WOULDN’T fall in love with him?” when I asked.

Loved him in many an indie film, especially his most recent, “Green Room.” Just stunned at his sudden death.

This will cast a pall over the  his final “Star Trek” movie, opening next month. Sweet kid, good actor, very funny Chekhov.



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