Whether you’re a sci-fi fan who was introduced to Anton Yelchin in the rebooted Star Trek movies or a horror fan who remembers him best from flicks like Burying the Ex and Green Room, all cinema lovers were shocked when the talented young actor’s life was tragically cut short in 2016. As a tribute to his contributions and a testament to his legacy, a statue to Yelchin was unveiled this weekend at Hollywood Forever cemetery.
One of the many stars in attendance was Joe Dante, who shared a picture via Twitter. Have a look:
1. My late friend Anton Yelchin's parents unveiled a statue of Anton at Hollywood Forever, the same cemetery where we shot Burying the Ex. pic.twitter.com/rBhnr93Ymz
— Joe Dante (@joe_dante) October 9, 2017
Anton was crushed to death by his car after it rolled back and pinned him against a brick mailbox pillar at his home. His parents have been in a legal battle with Fiat Chrysler ever since, claiming their product caused his death.
Check out the trailers and synopses for Burying the Ex and Green Room below for a reminder of Yelchin’s incredible talents. He was one in a million and will always be missed.
Official Synopsis: A horror fan’s (Anton Yelchin) dead girlfriend (Ashley Greene) comes back as a zombie and wants to continue their relationship forever.
Official Synopsis: Members (Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat) of a punk-rock band and a tough young woman (Imogen Poots) battle murderous white supremacists at a remote Oregon roadhouse.