EntertainmentCelebrities Anton Yelchin dead: Celebrities react By amNY.com staff Updated June 19, 2016 8:41 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Anton Yelchin was 27 years old when he died on June 19, 2016, after his car rolled and pinned him. His acting resume was diverse and quite robust, from the 2007 teen comedy "Charlie Bartlett," in which he played the title character, a teenager searching for meaning, to his recurring turn as Pavel Chekov, an officer on the USS Enterprise in the "Star Trek" world. Many of the actors he knew and worked with have expressed what Yelchin meant to them. J.J. Abrams Photo Credit: @Bad_Robot via Twitter Director J.J. Abrams, via his production company's Twitter handle, called the actor "brilliant." Yelchin starred as Chekov in Abrams' "Star Trek" reboots. Chris Evans Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ian Gavan Actor Chris Evans wrote on Twitter: "Devastated to hear about the brilliant Anton Yelchin. He was thoughtful, kind, and gifted. My thoughts and prayers are with his family." Stephen King Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kenzo Tribouillard "Terrible news about Anton Yelchin, crazily talented actor gone too soon," author Stephen King wrote on Twitter. Olivia Wilde "Anton Yelchin was a bright, brilliant talent, and a truly kind person. I was so taken by him, and won't ever forget his sweet smile. RIP," Olivia Wilde posted on Twitter. LeVar Burton Photo Credit: Getty Images / Brad Barket "OMG... Nooooo!" wrote the "Roots" and "Reading Rainbow" star LeVar Burton on Twitter. John Cho Photo Credit: Getty Images / AFP / Mark Ralston "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," John Cho (Sulu in "Star Trek") wrote on Twitter. In a separate post: "Please send your love to Anton's family right now. They need it." Guillermo Del Toro Photo Credit: Getty Images / Timothy Hiatt "The sweetest, most humble, delightful, talented guy you'd ever meet. Worked together for about a year. Shocked," director Guillermo Del Toro posted on Twitter. Zachary Quinto Photo Credit: Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International / Marianna Massey "Our dear friend. our comrade. our anton. one of the most open and intellectually curious people i have ever had the pleasure to know. so enormously talented and generous of heart. wise beyond his years. and gone before his time. all love and strength to his family at this impossible time of grief," Zachary Quinto posted on Instagram. Quinto starred as Spock opposite Yelchin's Chekov in the "Star Trek" reboots. Kat Dennings Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevork Djansezian Kat Dennings, who co-starred opposite Yelchin in the teen comedy "Charlie Bartlett," took to Twitter to write, "Anton Yelchin was one of my best friends. Can't say anything that conveys what this feels like." Anna Kendrick Photo Credit: Getty Images / Frazer Harrison "This is unreal. Anton Yelchin is such a talent. Such a huge loss," Anna Kendrick said on Twitter. Gigi Hadid Photo Credit: Getty Images / Frazer Harrison Model Gigi Hadid posted on Twitter: "The world has been losing a lot of greatest people. RIP Anton Yelchin. Such a tragic tragedy. You're such a good actor. Gone too soon" Tom Hiddleston Photo Credit: Getty Images / Monica Schipper Actor Tom Hiddleston, who worked with Yelchin on the Jim Jarmusch film "Only Lovers Left Alive," posted on Twitter: "Absolutely devastated to hear about Anton Yelchin. He was such a gifted, natural actor & a deeply kind man. My thoughts are with his family." Hank Azaria Photo Credit: Getty Images / Stephen Lovekin Comedian and actor Hank Azaria said he was "devastated" about Yelchin's death. "He was a very sweet kid. My heart goes out to his family," he wrote on Twitter. Patton Oswalt Photo Credit: Getty Images "I only got to work with Anton Yelchin for one day but immediately he was the kind of person you rooted for & wanted to see thrive," comedian Patton Oswalt wrote on Twitter. Mark Hamill Photo Credit: Getty Images / Justin Tallis Actor Mark Hamill said on Twitter: "So very sad to hear the awful news about Anton Yelchin. Such a fine actor with his whole career ahead of him. He will be remembered always." Emile Hirsch Photo Credit: Getty Images Actor Emile Hirsch, who starred in "Alpha Dog" with Yelchin, wrote on Twitter: "I can't believe Anton is gone. He was a great man, a true friend, and an artist. Love you buddy." Donald Faison Photo Credit: Getty Images / Dimitrios Kambouris Actor Donald Faison wrote on Twitter: "RIP Anton Yelchin. such a fine young actor gone too soon." By amNY.com staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.