Cannes Lions: 'Star Trek Beyond' cast cancels appearance following Anton Yelchin's death

Anton Yelchin Remembered By Star Trek Family
Anton Yelchin Remembered By Star Trek Family

Star Trek Beyond castmembers Chris Pine, John Cho, Simon Pegg and Zachary Quinto canceled their planned appearance at Cannes Lions following the untimely death of castmate Anton Yelchin.

"All of us are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Anton Yelchin. Out of respect, we are withdrawing our participation in the previously announced Star Trek Beyond event at Cannes Lions this week," the group said in a statement released by Paramount Pictures, which was set to host the event.

Yelchin, who played Chekov in the films, died in an accident in Los Angeles Sunday night when his car pinned him against a fence at his home. He was 27.

His castmates have posted tributes to the young actor on Twitter. Cho wrote, "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."

Star Trek Beyond is set to open July 22.

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