Fan Reactions To Anton Yelchin's Death Prove He Will Be Greatly Missed

In very sad news that broke on Sunday, June 19, actor Anton Yelchin has died at the age of 27 after a tragic accident. Yelchin was known for his roles in Star Trek, Like Crazy, and Green Room, and as these fan reactions to Yelchin's death show, will be deeply and sorely missed. A rep for Yelchin confirmed news that "Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning. His family requests you respect their privacy at this time."

Update: The LAPD released a statement confirming the details of Yelchin's death, revealing that the actor's car rolled backwards down his driveway, "pinning him against a brick mailbox pillar and security fence."

Shocked and heartbroken fans immediately took to Twitter and other social media platforms to pay tribute to Yelchin, and to express grief that such a tremendous talent is gone so soon. Many people took the opportunity to remember Yelchin's roles starring in movies like Star Trek and Fright Night. Others posted kind words about his character, while many celebrities and peers expressed disbelief at his passing and offered condolences. It is clear that the young actor made an incredible impression on both the Hollywood community, and the world at large.

Yelchin leaves behind an amazing legacy, and a devoted base of fans who are devastated by the news. He was an enormously talented actor whose best work was still ahead of him, and by these accounts, was also just a wonderful person. He will be missed.