Zachary Quinto: Anton Yelchin’s Death Was ‘Absolutely Senseless’

“Our goal has to be to celebrate his incredible life,” the “Star Trek” actor tells Stephen Colbert

Last Updated: July 2, 2016 @ 9:11 AM

Zachary Quinto swung by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Friday night, in one of his first public appearances since the death of his “Star Trek” costar Anton Yelchin.

Yelchin died in a freak car accident two weeks ago, after accidentally getting pinned between his car and a gate.

Quinto got visibly emotional after Colbert expressed his condolences, calling the death “absolutely senseless.”

“I don’t know how to even talk about it,” he said with a heavy sigh.” We already knew this would be a bittersweet experience with the loss of Leonard [Nimoy] last year, but this has been absolutely devastating for all of us.”

“Our goal has to be to celebrate his incredible life and honor him as much as we can,” he added.

The latest in the sci-fi series — “Star Trek Beyond” — opens on July 22, 2016. Paramount has not announced any changes around the promotion or release of the film following Yelchin’s unexpected death.

Watch Quinto pay tribute to Yelchin in the video above.