Fans and friends are still trying to make sense of the rare accident that tragically killed Anton Yelchin on June 19. But now many can find peace after the ‘Star Trek’ star’s death certificate was released to the public.
Anton Yelchin reportedly died within one minute of being pinned between his Jeep and a security gate on June 19. While family, friends, and fans continue to mourn the terrible loss, the actor’s death certificate has been released, revealing why Anton died so quickly. HolllywoodLife.com has the details here.
Anton did not suffer during the accident, according to the death certificate obtained by TMZ. He was found early in the morning near his San Fernando Valley home, suffering from severe injuries to his chest and head. When the Jeep pinned him against the gate, it crushed his lungs, which resulted in his “rapid” death, the document stated. The document states that the Alpha Dog actor’s death was caused by blunt traumatic asphyxia.
The death certificate also confirms that there were no other significant conditions contributing to his death. The 27-year-old actor reportedly had no history of using drugs, prescription meds, or alcohol abuse. It was also revealed that Anton’s SUV was being recalled on a global scale because gear shifts were often being confused by drivers, causing many vehicles to roll away unexpectedly, just as Anton’s did, according to the Daily Mail. And because the only known cause of the incident has to do with the vehicle, it is possible that Anton’s family will receive millions in a wrongful death suit. But we’re sure that is the farthest thought from his family’s mind right now, as they, like so many, are still grieving.
Anton was a beloved actor who starred in a number of popular films, including Alpha Dog, Like Crazy, and Terminator Salvation, and his latest film, Star Trek Beyond, which was released on June 22 only three days after he died. His death has prompted many celebrities including Justin Timberlake, 35, Drake, 29, Tom Hiddleston, 35, Chris Evans, 35, and Anna Kendrick, 30, to post sweet messages in memory of their fallen friend.
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