Just after Anton Yelchin tragically died last month, his family asked for privacy to mourn their loss, but now, his parents, Irina and Viktor, have taken out a full-page ad in The Hollywood Reporter to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time.
“Thank you to all of you who have sent flowers and gifts, for your condolences and kind words and to all who came to celebrate the life of our dear son, Anton,” the touching letter reads. “We are deeply grateful for your unconditional love… He would be surprised at how many hearts and souls he touched. Thank you very much.”
A few weeks after tragically losing their son, the Yelchins take out a classy, thoughtful & touching ad in THR. pic.twitter.com/WTXFJp9Gg2— Lacey Rose (@LaceyVRose) July 15, 2016
Yelchin tragically died Sunday, June 19, at around 1 a.m., when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backwards down his steep driveway, pinning him against a brick mailbox pillar and security fence. The 27-year-old actor was on his way to meet his friends for rehearsal, but when he didn’t show up, his friends went to his house and found him deceased by his car.
In less than a week, audiences will get to see one of Yelchin's final performances when Star Trek Beyond is released across the globe.
Star Trek Beyond, the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew.
From Paramount Pictures and Skydance, Star Trek Beyond is a Bad Robot, Sneaky Shark, Perfect Storm Entertainment production. The film stars John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba. Directed by Justin Lin, the third film in the franchise series is produced by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Lindsey Weber, and Justin Lin; and executive produced by Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Tommy Harper. Based upon Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry, the screenplay is written by Simon Pegg & Doug Jung.
Star Trek Beyond opens in theaters and IMAX beginning July 22.