Celebs who died young

These actors, musicians, and public figures passed away before their time

#14 Anton Yelchin

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Born: March 11th, 1989

Died: June 19th, 2016

Age at death: 27

Cause of death: Blunt traumatic asphyxia

When Anton Yelchin didn’t show up at a rehearsal, his friends went to his house in Studio City, Los Angeles, where they found him deceased by his car. According to Los Angeles Police Department, Yelchin stepped out of his Jeep Grand Cherokee to check his locked gate when the vehicle rolled back down his driveway ― which was on a steep incline ― and pinned him against a brick pillar. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office identified the cause of death as “blunt traumatic asphyxia” and stated that there were “no obvious suspicious circumstances involved.”

Yelchin was best known for his role as Pavel Chekov in the three Star Trek movies set in the Kelvin timeline. He was also the voice of Clumsy Smurf in The Smurfs franchise and the actor behind the role of Byrd Huffstodt on the Showtime drama series Huff.