Anton Yelchin is loved.
After news broke that the "Star Trek" actor died Sunday morning in a "freak" car accident, Yelchin's friends, fellow actors and colleagues went online to pay tribute to the 27-year-old.
The "Like Crazy" actor was accidentally killed by his own car, after it rolled backwards down his driveway and pinned him against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence at his home in Studio City, Los Angeles.
While Yelchin was mostly known for playing Chekov in the "Star Trek" reboot film series, the Russian-born actor also had standout roles in films such as "Like Crazy," "Alpha Dog," "Charlie Bartlett," "The Beaver" and most recently, the thriller "Green Room."
Yelchin will be seen reprising his role as Chekov in "Star Trek Beyond," which hits theatres in July.
Many of his "Star Trek" colleagues took to Twitter to display their shock and sadness over his death, including John Cho, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto and director J.J. Abrams.
Read what they've been saying about the late actor below.
our dear friend. our comrade. our anton. one of the most open and intellectually curious people… https://t.co/zgTxXmyrbD— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) June 19, 2016
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.— John Cho (@JohnTheCho) June 19, 2016
Please send your love to Anton's family right now. They need it.— John Cho (@JohnTheCho) June 19, 2016
Devastated by our friend's loss. We are mourning his passing and celebrating the beautiful spirit that he was. #RIPAnton— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) June 20, 2016
I can't believe it , I m fckn hurting bad !— Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) June 19, 2016
Devastated to hear about the brilliant Anton Yelchin. He was thoughtful, kind, and gifted. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 19, 2016
So sad to hear this news... pic.twitter.com/fyQajch5kN— Michael Giacchino (@m_giacchino) June 19, 2016
This is unreal. Anton Yelchin is such a talent. Such a huge loss.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) June 19, 2016
Fuck. I was lucky enough to call Anton Yelchin my friend for the better part of the last decade. This is so fucking awful.— Jay Baruchel (@BaruchelNDG) June 19, 2016
So sad to hear of Anton Yelchin's passing. I always have admired his incredible acting abilities. My love & thoughts are with his family— Willow Shields (@WillowShields) June 19, 2016
Soft spoken, intelligent and committed to being an artist. He was a lot more than just an actor. We will all miss you. #AntonYelchin— Peter Sarsgaard (@petersarsgaard) June 20, 2016
The sweetest, most humble, delightful, talented guy you'd ever meet. Worked together for about a year. Shocked. https://t.co/uyg2NlmhqP— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) June 19, 2016
Anton was a sweetheart. Absolutely a great creative partner and artist.— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) June 19, 2016
Anton Yelchin was a bright, brilliant talent, and a truly kind person. I was so taken by him, and won't ever forget his sweet smile. RIP— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) June 19, 2016
Oh, Anton. Such a dedicated, generous and hyper-smart young man. So grateful for the time we shared, destroyed he left so soon.— Jeremy Saulnier (@saulnier_jeremy) June 19, 2016
I am utterly heartbroken about this terrible news. Anton Yelchin was a gift to this world. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) June 19, 2016
Absolutely devastated to hear about Anton Yelchin. He was such a gifted, natural actor & a deeply kind man. My thoughts are with his family.— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) June 19, 2016
Anton Yelchin was one of my best friends. Can't say anything that conveys what this feels like— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) June 19, 2016
Anton Yelchin has always been one of my favorite actors. I've seen every movie. This is awful. Im so sorry for his family & friends.— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) June 19, 2016
Love you A pic.twitter.com/blrzJnBpaq— Drake Doremus (@drakedoremus) June 19, 2016
Terrible news about Anton Yelchin, crazily talented actor gone too soon.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 19, 2016
So sad to hear about Anton Yelchin, always been one of my favorite actors... Condolences to his family and friends... RIP— Abigail Breslin (@yoabbaabba) June 19, 2016
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