Anton Yelchin

March 11, 1989 – June 19, 2016

The infamous and hypothetical Forever 27 club doesn’t discriminate. While the most well-known members are musicians who battled substance abuse or other demons, the club also contains artists and actors who just got unlucky. Rising star, Anton Yelchin, joined the club in 2016 after breakthrough roles in Terminator Salvation and 2009’s Star Trek reboot (as well as two of its sequels). Yelchin portrayed Chekov, the young navigator for the U.S.S. Enterprise – the role made famous in the original TV series by Walter Koenig. The son of Russian figure skaters, Yelchin fell into acting early and appeared in a number of television shows and films outside the Star Trek franchise. He was also a musician and a voice actor. In June of 2016 – a month before his 3rd Star Trek movie, Star Trek Beyond, released – Yelchin was pinned between his jeep and a brick wall when the vehicle unexpectedly rolled back in his driveway. As a result of this accident, Anton Yelchin died and a promising young career and life was cut short.

Burial

Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

Garden of Legends – At the south end of the lake, Anton’s memorable marker shows a scale statue of himself overlooking the water.

 

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