J.J. Abrams, who directed Yelchin in the first two “Star Trek” reboot installments, shared a heartfelt note of remembrance on Twitter:
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) June 19, 2016
Yelchin’s “Star Trek” castmate, John Cho, was among the first to take to social media:
I loved Anton Yelchin so much. He was a true artist – curious, beautiful, courageous. He was a great pal and a great son. I’m in ruins.
Yelchin died at the age of 27 after being pinned by his vehicle in the driveway of his San Fernando Valley home early Sunday morning.
Here are more notable responses coming from Yelchin’s contemporaries:
our dear friend. our comrade. our anton. one of the most open and intellectually curious people… https://t.co/zgTxXmyrbD
— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) June 19, 2016
I can’t believe it , I m fckn hurting bad !
Still in shock. Rest in peace, Anton. Your passion and enthusiasm will live on with everyone that had the pleasure of knowing you.
— Justin Lin (@trailingjohnson) June 19, 2016
The sweetest, most humble, delightful, talented guy you’d ever meet. Worked together for about a year. Shocked. https://t.co/uyg2NlmhqP
Anton Yelchin was one of my best friends. Can’t say anything that conveys what this feels like
In absolute shock over the loss of #AntonYelchin. Absolutely horrible
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) June 19, 2016
This is unreal. Anton Yelchin is such a talent. Such a huge loss.
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) June 19, 2016
My condolences to all who lost Anton Yelchin. He was a great talent and it remains joy to watch his work.
— Gabby SidiBae (@GabbySidibe) June 19, 2016
Fuck. I was lucky enough to call Anton Yelchin my friend for the better part of the last decade. This is so fucking awful.
Just heard the awful news of Anton Yelchin‘s death. my love goes out to his family and friends at this time of sudden loss.
— Troian (@SleepintheGardn) June 19, 2016
Devastated to hear about the brilliant Anton Yelchin. He was thoughtful, kind, and gifted. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 19, 2016
Devastated about Anton Yelchin. He was a very sweet kid. My heart goes out to his family
— Hank Azaria (@HankAzaria) June 19, 2016
Such sad news about Anton Yelchin. I only admired from afar, but a true artist and a real star in my eyes. Such a loss. Such a tragic loss.
— Sam Claflin (@samclaflin) June 19, 2016
Love you A pic.twitter.com/blrzJnBpaq
— Drake Doremus (@drakedoremus) June 19, 2016
Super saddened to hear about Anton Yelchin, never met him, didn't know him, but I loved his work, his choices were artistic and curious.
— Robert Kazinsky (@RobertKazinsky) June 19, 2016
Wow. Completely blown away and saddened by the news this morning about Anton. The world will miss his talents. RIP
— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) June 19, 2016