Sad news is breaking that in the early hours of Sunday, June 19, the Russian-born actor Anton Yelchin, died in a bizarre car accident in his own driveway. The 27-year-old was best known for playing the brainy Pavel Chekov in the modern reboot of the Star Trek series.

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According to TMZ, Yelchin's friends went to his San Fernando Valley house after Anton failed to show up to a rehearsal. There, at about 1 AM, they found their friend pinned between a brick mailbox and his own car at the bottom of a steep driveway. The car was in neutral. As of yet, police do not suspect foul play.

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