After being struck by his own car and pinned to a brick column in his driveway, Anton Yelchin’s friends and family came together to mourn their loss during a private ceremony.
Anton Yelchin, 27, was reportedly laid to rest during a private funeral in Los Angeles on Friday, June 24. The ceremony took place less than a week after his tragic accidental death.
Friends, family, and colleagues of the brilliant Anton Yelchin were able to say their last goodbyes to the actor on Friday, June, reports E! Online. The event took place at an undisclosed location, and it remains unknown if any celebrities that Anton worked with over the years were in attendance. Thankfully, for the sake of Anton’s devastated family, the ceremony was kept quiet until after it occurred.
Anton was killed the Sunday before on June 19 when his Jeep rolled backwards in his driveway and pinned the actor’s body against the metal gate and brick column in his driveway. Although his friends did not find his body until about 1am on Sunday morning, it was revealed that Anton died within one minute of the car hitting him. His death certificate claimed “blunt traumatic asphyxia” was the cause of his untimely death.
More heartbreaking news surrounding Anton’s death include a report that the Jeep he owned had recalled the truck for a gear-shifting issue just one month before his death. The recall notice issued read, “Drivers may inadvertently fail to achieve the PARK position before exiting.” Sadly, Anton never had his recall fixed, and it likely could have contributed to his death.
According to Anton’s IMDb page, he has at least four films completed and ready for release at any time. The biggest project is Star Trek: Beyond, which producers have revealed will be dedicated to his life when it is released on July 22.
Our thoughts remain with Anton’s family and friends during this very difficult time.