Late Celebrity Trek professional Anton Yelchin honoured with statue in Hollywood BY SAEED NASIR


His co-stars and directors such as Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Lawrence, J J Abrams, Simon Pegg and Demi Moore were among those present at the unveiling of the statue.

The actor passed on at the age of 27 in June this past year following a freak incident. He was pinned by his own car at his Studio City, California home.


The statue of Yelchin was created by sculptor Nick Marra and special effects make-up artist Greg Nicotero. It had been unveiled in your garden of Legends at the cemetery, near overdue performer Chris Cornell’s memorial.

Saldana, 39, who starred with Yelchin in the Superstar Trek movie series, read a section from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. reported her as declaring: “Since I read that chapter about friendship, this is the one thing I always make an effort to seek in people, so when I find humans who truly understand the meaning of companionship, I’m moved and inspired.”

She described Anton as you of those people: “He was an exceptional friend, whether he understood you for 5 minutes or recognized you his very existence. He was just exceptional.”

Yelchin’s mom, Irina, spoke about the Anton Yelchin Base, created in memory space of him for young music artists “who face career challenges due to debilitating disease or disability”.


She said: “We want to keep Anton’s nature, his legacy, alive for many, many years to come. After Anton kept, there are just a couple of things still left to do. A groundwork, photography e book and sculpture. We attain two by today. The Anton Yelchin Base and the statue at Hollywood Forever, so he would be surrounded by the folks he admired and to be in the center of the location that he enjoyed so much.

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