Hollywood tributes continue to pour in for Star Trek's Anton Yelchin

Tributes across Hollywood have continued to pour in for actor Anton Yelchin, who has died in a car accident at the age of 27.

The star, known for roles in the rebooted Star Trek franchise and acclaimed indie horror Green Room, has been remembered by those who worked with him and those who knew him.

Jodie Foster, who directed Yelchin in the 2011 comedy The Beaver, has released a statement to remember the actor.

“What a rare and beautiful soul with his unstoppable passion for life,” it read. “He was equal parts serious thinker and the most fun little brother you could ever dream of. I am so honoured to have been able to direct such a deep actor, so committed and genuine. I will forever be grateful for all of those little exchanges we shared, his contagious enthusiasm, his questions, his company. My heart breaks for his mom and dad who were a part of every anecdote. He carried their love into everything he touched.”

Justin Lin, who directed Yelchin in this summer’s Star Trek Beyond, tweeted to highlight the actor’s “passion and enthusiasm”.

Yelchin worked with director Paul Schrader in the 2014 thriller Dying of the Light, which also starred Nicolas Cage, and the pair shared a tribute via Facebook.

On Twitter, stars from Elijah Wood to William Shatner also shared their condolences.

Yelchin was involved in a freak parking accident at his Los Angeles home on Sunday morning. He has a number of projects still to be released, including this summer’s Star Trek Beyond and sci-fi mystery Rememory with Peter Dinklage.

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