It was sadly confirmed over the weekend that Star Trek star Anton Yelchin has tragically died at the age of 27 following a freak car accident.
It's terribly sad news, not least because the talented actor had impressed in a number of other movies - including Like Crazy, Terminator: Salvation, Alpha Dog, and more recently Green Room - and still clearly had so much left to give. By all accounts he was well-liked across the industry too, something which has become even more apparent in the wake of his passing.
The cast and crew of the rebooted Star Trek franchise (and more) have filled Twitter with tributes to the actor who will reprise his role as Chekov in Star Trek Beyond when it hits cinemas this July.
Still in shock. Rest in peace, Anton. Your passion and enthusiasm will live on with everyone that had the pleasure of knowing you.June 19, 2016
I can't believe it , I m fckn hurting bad !June 19, 2016
I loved Anton Yelchin so much. He was a true artist - curious, beautiful, courageous. He was a great pal and a great son. I'm in ruins.June 19, 2016
our dear friend. our comrade. our anton. one of the most open and intellectually curious people… https://t.co/zgTxXmyrbDJune 19, 2016
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Simon Pegg rep sent statement from him on #StarTrek co-star Anton Yelchin's tragic death @NewsweekEurope @Newsweek pic.twitter.com/kVOZLWNHLWJune 20, 2016
Sad news for such a talented young man. Condolences to the family of Anton Yelchin.June 20, 2016
Absolutely shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Anton Yelchin’s passing.June 20, 2016
Anton Yelchin was a bright, brilliant talent, and a truly kind person. I was so taken by him, and won't ever forget his sweet smile. RIPJune 19, 2016
Anton Yelchin. Gone way too soon. So sad.June 19, 2016
So very sad to hear the awful news about Anton Yelchin. Such a fine actor with his whole career ahead of him. He will be remembered always.June 19, 2016