Sadly the collective pop world mourns another dear name today. Anton Yelchin, probably best know as the young ensign Checkov from Star Trek, has died in a tragic accident.
I remember fondly an interview he gave when the Abrams helmed Trek was first released. He commented, with a wry smile, that he – a Russian born and fluently speaking actor – had to adopt a not-remotely-Russian accent for his role, thanks to the legacy of his predecessor.
Yelchin seemed a bright young actor who picked some really great roles. He will be missed by many. Our prayers go out to his family and friends – may God comfort you in this time.