This must be such a comfort to Anton Yelchin's family.
As you surely know, the Star Trek actor passed away over the weekend after his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his steep driveway in Studio City, CA and pinned him to his front gate. How tragic.
While it was already reported that the up-and-comer died from accidental blunt traumatic asphyxia, TMZ has since shared the late Like Crazy star suffered very little prior to his death.
Related: Steven Spielberg Fondly Remembers Anton
How do they know this? Well, the media site obtained the Russia native's death certificate which stated
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Who didn't adore Anton Yelchin?
Following his tragic death this past weekend, a ton of celebrities have spoken out on the beloved actor's life and legacy.
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At the Hollywood BFG premiere on Tuesday night, director Steven Spielberg spoke to Access Hollywood about Yelchin's personality and amazing work ethic. Mr. Spielberg had nothing but good things to say about the 27-year-old who passed away in a horrific accident involving his Jeep.
Spielberg, who worked with Anton since he was young (ER, Taken, Fright Night), said of his unforgettable essence:
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In the wake of Anton Yelchin's tragic death, fellow Jeep owners are frantically trying to make sure the same freak accident doesn't happen to them.
To catch you up, the 27-year-old actor was found Sunday pinned between his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and the gate of his Studio City home after the vehicle rolled backward down the steep driveway. This model has been recalled numerous times for a flawed gear design that makes it difficult to tell if your SUV is in neutral or park. So tragic.
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Just one problem… dealerships around the country don't have the equipment or the four-hour software to fix the gear shifter! And the ones that do are backed up with wait lists of over 60 cars. Wow!
In the meantime, TMZ reports service employees are giving owners tutorials to hopefully avoid the highly dangerous problem.
This makes us so nervous!!!
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The death of talented actor Anton Yelchin has officially been ruled accidental.
As you know, the 27-year-old was found Sunday pinned between his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the gate of his Studio City home after the car rolled backward down the steep driveway. So tragic.
Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County coroner's office now officially confirms the Star Trek star died of accidental "blunt traumatic asphyxia," People reports.
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An LAPD spokesperson also confirms Yelchin's Jeep is the same model that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled in April for its gearshift design that makes it difficult to tell what gear the vehicle is in, explaining:
"We are looking into that. The investigation is still ongoing and the traffic detectives will look at all of those factors as they would in any traffic collision investigation. So, at this time we're not sure what caused it, but that's something investigators are looking at."
The investigation into the exact circumstances of Anton's death is ongoing, and it will be about 6-8 weeks until toxicology results are expected to be available.
What a devastating freak accident. We'll keep you posted as we learn more.
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In the wake of Anton Yelchin's tragic passing, the scheduled Star Trek Beyond cast Q&A in Cannes has been cancelled.
The 27-year-old's costars Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, John Cho, and Simon Pegg were some of the names slated to attend the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity event on Wednesday. We can only imagine how heartbroken they must be following the news of his untimely death.
A source shared to E!:
"His fellow actors are just so devastated."
As we previously reported, the actor died in a freak accident when he was pinned between his Jeep and a brick mailbox at his Los Angeles home on Sunday.
Related: Anton Died Within In A Minute Of His Tragic Accident
Paramount, the studio behind the film, released a statement:
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It's still hard for us to wrap our heads around the senselessness of Anton Yelchin's death.
According to info obtained by TMZ, the late actor died within a minute of the tragic accident at his home this past weekend.
Related: Anton's Accident May've Been Caused By A Design Flaw
For those who don't know, Anton passed away after his jeep pinned him between his brick mailbox and security gate. The car was found in neutral at the time of the tragedy, which explains why the vehicle rolled down the actor's steep driveway and subsequently crushed him.
Insiders close to the case reveal the 27-year-old suffered severe head and chest injuries following the accident. The investigators also believe the talented guy died within a minute of impact.
Sources went on to add that they don't believe drugs were a factor in this tragic situation. By all accounts, Mr. Yelchin was a drug-free and focused individual who didn't even dabble in marijuana.
As of now, authorities are still looking into the car's flaw that possibly caused this tragedy. It's still unclear if the actor's family will sue Fiat Chrysler for the now recalled e-shift that inadvertently tricks drivers into believing their vehicles are in park when in fact they're in neutral.
We'll keep you updated as we receive more info on this case.
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Hollywood lost a promising up-and-comer after Anton Yelchin died in a freak accident over the weekend.
So it's not surprising so many celebs in Tinseltown have commented on the tragic loss of the late Alpha Dog actor. In fact, on Monday, Walter Koenig became the latest member of the Star Trek family to pay tribute to Anton.
As you may recall, Yelchin found blockbuster success by playing Pavel Chekov in the 2009 reboot of the sci-fi franchise. While Koenig, who originated the role for the TV series, only met Anton once he couldn't help but praise the young man's talent.
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In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, the 79-year-old shared:
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