Anton Yelchin’s Funeral Held, ‘Star Trek’ Family Thank Rihanna for Bringing ‘Light Into the Darkness’
A funeral for Anton Yelchin was held on Friday.
According to People, the late actor was mourned by his loved ones at a private service that was held at an undisclosed location just five days after he was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home on June 19.
Yelchin passed away at the age of 27 from blunt traumatic asphyxia after his car rolled back and accidentally pinned him against a brick pillar attached to the front gate of his house. Investigators believed Yelchin thought he had parked his car when he unknowingly placed his Jeep in neutral before getting out of the vehicle. Yelchin reportedly died within minutes of being crushed.
Police are currently investigating if his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was recalled by Fiat Chrysler just weeks before Yelchin’s death, had a gearshift problem that made it difficult for drivers to determine whether the car was in neutral or park. Yelchin’s death is now at the center of a class action lawsuit.
“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 tweeted.
“Your sudden and unexpected departure has left us all broken hearted. I woke up today feeling absolute gratitude that I had you as a friend and colleague. Your life has been cut short, but I will always tell everyone about you,” Zoe Saldana wrote on Instagram. “You were kind, present, old souled, curious, brilliant, funny, humble, honest, and undeniably talent. Good bye Anton, it was an honor to have crossed paths with you.”
On Monday (June 27, 2016), Saldana and Zachary Quinto thanked singer Rihanna for her new song “Sledgehammer,” which will be featured in Yelchin’s last Star Trek movie.