Actor Anton Yelchin, known for his roles in “Star Trek” and “Alpha Dog,” was killed early Sunday morning after getting pinned by his own car … TMZ has learned.
Yelchin’s friends became alarmed because he was supposed to meet them hours earlier for a rehearsal.
They went to his San Fernando Valley home at around 1 AM and found him pinned between his car and a brick mailbox, which was attached to a security gate.
Law enforcement tells us the engine was running when his body was discovered, and the car was in neutral.
The driveway was on a fairly steep incline. It’s unclear why he got out of the car.
Yelchin 27, an only child, was born in Russia.
His parents were professional figure skaters who moved the family to the United States when Yelchin was a baby.
Yelchin’s publicist, Jennifer Allen confirmed the actor’s death.
Yelchin started small with roles in indie films and various television shows, before breaking out in films like the crime thriller “Alpha Dog” and the teenage comedy “Charlie Bartlett.”
His biggest role to date has been in the rebooted “Star Trek” films — the third of which, “Star Trek Beyond” is due out in July.
Cops do not suspect foul play.