After being involved in a freak accident, talented actor Anton Yelchin has been found dead at the age of 27.
Wow, this some truly horrible news Fright Fans.
According to TMZ, actor Anton Yelchin, who stared in the underrated Fright Night remake, as well as J.J. Abrams‘ brilliant 2009 Star Trek reboot and the highly enjoyable Alpha Dog, has been found dead at his home in an apparent freak accident. He was 27.
While police do not suspect foul play, the actor was found pinned between a concrete mail box and his car. The car was said to still be running and in neutral when the actor’s body was found. After he missed a rehearsal, members of his current production went to his home around 1 AM Sunday morning to see if he was OK. Sadly, he was not. This is truly terrible news.
Anton Yelchin as Charley Brewster in Craig Gillespie’s ‘Fright Night’-Courtesy of Dreamworks
Horror Heads, I’m truly torn up about Yelchin’s passing. I’ve loved him in almost every role he’s been in and I adore the Fright Night reboot. Released in 2011, the remake of Tom Holland’s legendary Fright Night is truly one of the best remakes of all-time. While telling a slightly altered tale of Man Vs. Monster, the remake is so underrated it’s almost hard to put into words. If you haven’t seen the film, I highly recommend you check out the Craig Gillespie directed film. Fright Night also co-stars Colin Farrell and Toni Collette.
Life is so freaking short and you never know when your last day is going to happen. He was a massively underrated talent who truly brought life to every role he played. I was first introduced to him when he starred as Zack Mazursky in 2006’s Alpha Dog and I’ve loved seeing the man performed ever since. He was last seen in this year’s Green Room.
We have lost a true talent. You will be missed Mr. Yelchin.
Love Anton Yelchin? Seen the Fright Night remake? let us know what you think in the comment section below as we morn the loss of who would have been a future screen legend.