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Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin dies age 27

The actor was killed in a freak accident over the weekend.

Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a freak accident on Sunday.

The 27-year-old, who was best known for his role as Pavel Chekov in two Star Trek movies, died after his car rolled backwards down his driveway, pinning him against a wall.

Jenny Houser, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department, said, ‘The car pinned him against a brick wall and a security fence and that trauma led to his death.’

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When Yelchin didn’t show for rehearsals on Sunday, friends went to his California home where they found him dead.

Yelchin’s latest movie, Star Trek Beyond, is set to open in Australia on July 21.

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