The actor who played Ensign Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek, Anton Yelchin, died this morning in a “fatal traffic collision,” according to AP. He was 27.

Yelchin appeared in a number of roles over the years, but really hit his big break when he appeared as Chekov in the popular Star Trek series.


Anton Yelchin Ensign Chekov

Since then, he has appeared in the Smurfs movies, Terminator Salvation, the Fright Night remake, the romantic drama Like Crazy, and the recent thriller Green Room. h/t avclub

Ensign Chekov Anton Yelchin

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Yelchin’s family and friends at this difficult time.