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Parents of Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin post Hollywood Reporter ad thanking industry support

Tribute has been paid by the parents of actor Anton Yelchin, in the form of a print ad (pictured), to thank individuals in the film industry who rallied around the family after the young actor’s untimely death earlier this year in a car accident.

The Anton Yelchin ad

Yelchin, who played Pavel Chekov in JJ Abrams' rebooted Star Trek movie trilogy, “would be surprised by how many hearts and souls he touched,” according to the ad posted by the parents in the Hollywood Reporter.

It continues: “To all of you who have sent flowers and gifts for your condolences and kind words and to all who came to celebrate the life of our dear son, Anton."

He appeaeds in his last role in Star Trek Beyond, at the age of 27. The movie was recently released in theatre chains across the globe.

The producers have promised not to recast the role in upcoming sequels.

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