20/06/2016 16:33 BST

Anton Yelchin Dead: 'Star Trek' Actor Joins Other Stars We Lost Too Young

The Russian-born actor was killed in a freak car accident at the weekend.

Anton Yelchin's death at the age of 27 has caused shockwaves across Hollywood, where he was making his name as a popular, talented young actor, seemingly able to weave his way between the indie romance of 'Like Crazy' and the blockbuster mayhem of the 'Star Trek' series. 

The actor, reportedly killed by his own car in a freak accident on his driveway in California, is being mourned by fans and friends, including Anna Kendrick, co-star Zachary Quinto and his 'Star Trek' director JJ Abrams, all who've penned tributes to the Russian-born star-in-the-making. 

Sadly, Anton is but the latest star to be lost to the film world, in his prime, leaving a handful of performances to remember, and hinting at a promise that will now be left unfulfilled. He joins these bright, burnt stars who left their fans far too early... 

  • Anton Yelchin
    Anton Yelchin
    Died aged 27 in June 2016, freak car accident.
  • River Phoenix
    River Phoenix
    Died in 1994, aged 23. Drug overdose.
  • John Belushi (centre)
    John Belushi (centre)
    Died 1982, aged 33. Cocaine and heroin overdose.
  • James Dean
    James Dean
    Died 1955, aged 24. Car accident.
  • Andy Whitfield
    Andy Whitfield
    Spartacus star, died 2011, aged 39. Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
  • Corey Haim
    Corey Haim
    Died 2010, aged 38. Had struggled with drug addictions.
  • John Candy
    John Candy
    Died in 1994, aged 43. Heart attack.
  • Heath Ledger
    Heath Ledger
    Died 2008, aged 28. Accidental prescription drug overdose.
  • Brandon Lee
    Brandon Lee
    Died in 1998, aged 28. Gun accident on film set.
  • Paul Walker
    Paul Walker
    Died 2013, aged 40. Car accident.
  • James Gandolfini
    James Gandolfini
    Died 2013, aged 51. Heart attack.
  • Cory Monteith
    Cory Monteith
    Died 2013, aged 31. Heroin and alcohol overdose.
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Died 2014, aged 46. Suspected drug overdose.