The actor was standing behind his car that was parked in his driveway and the vehicle rolled backwards, pinning him against a brick mailbox and a security fence, a police spokesperson told E! News. He had been on his way to meet friends for a rehearsal and when he didn’t show up, they went to his house and found his body.
The actor, an only child, is survived by his parents.
“His family requests you respect their privacy at this time,” Yelchin’s rep said in a statement to E! News.
He made his onscreen acting debut in 2000 in an episode of ER. He went on to star in films such as Hearts in Atlantis, Alpha Dog and Charlie Bartlett and shows such as The Practice, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Huff before being cast as engineer Pavel Chekov, known as just Chekov, in the 2009 Star Trek reboot.
He reprised his Star Trek role in the 2013 sequel Star Trek Into Darkness and also plays the part in an upcoming third film, Star Trek Beyond, which is set for release on July 22.
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