‘Star Trek’ Co-Stars and Others React to Anton Yelchin’s Sudden Death

“Wise beyond his years… and gone before his time.”

Several celebrities, including fellow Star Trek co-stars, took to social media to express their utter grief at the death of Anton Yelchin.

As reported, the 27-year-old died early Sunday morning when his car pinned him against a brick mailbox at his home.

Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the Star Trek reboot series, shared a touching message via Instagram.

“Our dear friend. our comrade. our anton. one of the most open and intellectually curious people i have ever had the pleasure to know,” he wrote. “So enormously talented and generous of heart. wise beyond his years. and gone before his time. all love and strength to his family at this impossible time of grief.”

Star Trek director J.J. Abrams posted a poignant note on Twitter:

Here are more heart-wrenching reactions, including from Yelchin’s friends 2 Broke Girls star Kat Dennings and This Is the End actor Jay Baruchel: