Anton Yelchin laid to rest at private funeral

2016-06-28 11:04

Los Angeles - Anton Yelchin has been laid to rest.

According to E! Online the Star Trek actor, who died from "blunt traumatic asphyxia" in a freak accident at his Los Angeles home when his car rolled backward and trapped him against his gate, was mourned at a private service and buried in an "undisclosed location" on Friday surrounded by close friends and family.

The funeral took place five days after the 27-year-old star's body was found, wedged between his Jeep Grand Cherokee and a gate at his home in Studio City, California.

Anton was due at rehearsals but when he failed to show up, his worried friends went to his home to check on him and found his lifeless body.

The tragic death has officially been ruled an accident, however questions were raised over why the vehicle rolled back and whether it was a mechanical or human error. 

An investigation is also being held into whether Anton's car was a model that should have been recalled because of a gear-shifting problem.

Meanwhile, since Anton's passing, a host of celebrities have taken to social media to pay tribute to the actor.

Zoe Saldana was left "broken-hearted" by her Star Trek co-star's death and took to Instagram to pay tribute.

Russian-born Anton was best known for playing Chekov in the newer Star Trek movies and also previously appeared in Alpha Dog and teen comedy Charlie Bartlett.

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