Zoe Saldana Writes A Heartfelt Tribute For Anton Yelchin

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In a heartfelt tribute, actress Zoe Saldana honored her late co-star Anton Yelchin.

Saldana played Uhura alongside Yelchin’s Chekov in the reboot of the Star Trek franchise. On Thursday, the actress shared an emotional post on Instagram and promised she would never forget him.

“Your sudden and unexpected departure has left us all broken hearted,” she wrote. “I woke up today feeling absolute gratitude that I had you as a friend and colleague. Your life has been cut short, but I will always tell everyone about you.”

“You were kind, present, old souled, curious, brilliant, funny, humble, honest, and undeniably talented,” Saldana added. “Good bye Anton, it was an honor to have crossed paths with you.”

Yelchin was leaving his home on Saturday, June 18, when he involved in a tragic freak accident that ended his life. Yelchin’s 2015 Jeep Cherokee rolled backwards and pinned him against his security gate. Friends found him early Sunday morning after he died from blunt traumatic asphyxia. There are reports that the accident was caused by a vehicle malfunction, as Jeep had issued a recall notice for the model Yelchin was driving.

He was 27 years old.

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