“Like Crazy” director Drake Doremus posted a moving tribute to Anton Yelchin, one year after the actor tragically died at the age of 27.
Doremus directed Yelchin and Felicity Jones (who makes an appearance in the tribute video) in the 2011 romantic drama, and the Facebook video features behind-the-scenes moments from the movie.
“We love you Anton …” and “… like crazy,” open and close the tribute.
Yelchin was killed on June 19, 2016 in a freak accident after his car pinned him between a brick mailbox and a security gate at his Studio City, California, home. Yelchin reportedly owned a late-model Jeep Grand Cherokee, which might have been one of the vehicles subjected to a voluntary recall due to a risk of “rollaway.”
In August, Yelchin’s parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Valencia CJD, Jeep manufacturer FCA US and others. However, Valencia CJD denied liability in the actor’s death and laid blame for the fatal incident at his feet.
At the time of Yelchin’s death, Doremus had remembered the actor as “one of the most sincere but also funniest people I have ever met. He taught me what being a humble and hardworking artist is all about. Anton changed my life in so many ways, and I’ll never forget him.”
Watch the video tribute below.