Stars react to the death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin

2016-06-20 14:34

Los Angeles – Anton Yelchin's fans and colleagues took to social media to pay tribute to the young star.

A rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new Star Trek films, was killed by his own car as it rolled down his driveway early on Sunday, police and his publicist said.

J.J. Abrams, who directed Yelchin in Star Trek.

William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk on the original Star Trek series.

Justin Lin, who directed Yelchin in the upcoming Star Trek: Beyond.

John Cho, who co-starred with Yelchin in the rebooted Star Trek series.

Zachary Quinto, who co-starred as Mr. Spock alongside Yelchin in the rebooted Star Trek series.

"The sweetest, most humble, delightful, talented guy you'd ever meet. Worked together for about a year. Shocked." — Director Guillermo del Toro, who was set to direct Yelchin in "Trollhunters"

Captain America actor Chris Evans.

Actress Olivia Wilde.

Actress Kat Dennings.

Actress Anna Kendrick.

Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul.

Director Kevin Smith.

"I only got to work with Anton Yelchin for one day but immediately he was the kind of person you rooted for & wanted to see thrive" — Comedian Patton Oswalt.

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