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Hollywood mourns ‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin

Yelchin reprised the role in a third film, 'Star Trek Beyond', which is due for release next month.

FILE: Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin. Picture: @StarTrek.

NEW YORK - Hollywood is still reeling from the sudden death of 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin.

The Russian-born actor, who'd appeared in films such as Like Crazy and Star Trek, was killed in a parking accident when his car rolled down the driveway of his Los Angeles home and pinned him against a brick pillar and a security fence.

We're saddened to report the passing of Anton Yelchin, best known as Chekov @StarTrekMovie https://t.co/dgpY0gSuem pic.twitter.com/EXMCAJsKgx



Nicolas Cage, Jodie Foster and Star Trek Director Justin Lin have all paid tribute to the warm, hard-working actor.

Yelchin, an only child born to professional figure skaters in St Petersburg, moved to the US when he was still a baby.

He played Pavel Chekov, the role originally made famous by Walter Koenig, in the rebooted Star Trek films released in 2009 and 2013.

Yelchin reprised the role in a third film, Star Trek Beyond, which is due for release next month.

He had a number of projects on the go, as many remember him as a talented actor on the cusp of becoming a true star.

WATCH: Hollywood Minute: World reacts to Anton Yelchin's death.