Anton Yelchin, best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, has died. He was 27.

The "Green Room" star was found dead early Sunday morning, according to TMZ, after suffering a freak car accident at his home in the San Fernando Valley.

The actor came onto the scene with high-profile roles in such films as "Charlie Bartlett" and "Alpha Dog."

Yelchin played the navigator of the Starship Enterprise, Ensign Pavel Chekov, in director J.J. Abrams' first two "Trek" films: 2009's "Star Trek" and 2013's "Star Trek Into Darkness."

One of Yelchin's last films will be this summer's "Star Trek Beyond," which opens July 22.
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