Monday, June 20, 2016

Anton Yelchin death scene photos show bent security gate where actor died in freak accident

Actor Anton Yelchin attends the premiere of "The Driftless Area" during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 18, 2015 in New York City

Pictures taken at Anton Yelchin’s home show the bent metal security gate that pinned his body with such force it killed him.
The Star Trek actor, who was just 27 years old, was found dead in the driveway of his home in the early hours of Sunday morning after he failed to show up at an 11pm Saturday night rehearsal.
His worried friends visited his San Fernando Valley home around 1am to check on him and found him pinned between his car and the security gate at the bottom of the driveway which is on a steep incline.
According to TMZ, he had just left home and had cleared the gate but then, for an unknown reason, got out of his car which he left in neutral.

Splash NewsThe damaged gate at the home of Anton Yelchin
The damaged gate at the home of Anton Yelchin
Splash NewsThe damaged gate at the home of Anton Yelchin
The actor was aged just 27
His 5,000 pound Jeep Grand Cherokee then reportedly rolled backwards and pinned him against the gate with such force it bent the metal.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, though a coroner is still to determine whether he died instantly on impact.
A statement from his spokeswoman released on Sunday said: "Actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning. His family requests you respect their privacy at this time."
Tributes have come pouring in for the actor since news of his tragic death broke.
His Star Trek co-star John Cho wrote: "I loved Anton Yelchin so much. He was a true artist - curious, beautiful, courageous. He was a great pal and a great son. I'm in ruins."
And filmmaker Kevin Smith described the news as "so damn sad".
RexStar Trek cast give tribute to Anton Yelchin
Star Trek cast give tribute to Anton Yelchin
While Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock, posted a picture of the actor and praised his enormous talent.
“Our dear friend. our comrade. our anton. one of the most open and intellectually curious people i have ever had the pleasure to know. so enormously talented and generous of heart.
"Wise beyond his years. and gone before his time. all love and strength to his family at this impossible time of grief."
Star Trek director JJ Abrams also penned a heartfelt tribute.
"You were brilliant. You were kind. You were funny as hell, and supremely talented. And you weren't here nearly long enough. Missing you... JJ."