Celebrity Anton Yelchin's Parents Thank Fans for Their Support Following Their Son's Unexpected Death Irina and Viktor Yelchin took out an ad in The Hollywood Reporter to express their appreciation By Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit is a Royals Writer and Reporter at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 17, 2016 02:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Beck Starr/WireImage The parents of Anton Yelchin are thanking fans for their support in the wake of their son’s tragic death at 27 years old. Irina and Viktor Yelchin took out a full-page ad in The Hollywood Reporter to express their gratitude for the public’s support and condolences. The touching ad features a black-and-white photograph of Yelchin, followed by the title “Thank You” in a handwritten-style font. The message reads, “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 our… son, Anton. We are deeply grateful for your unconditional love … He would be surprised at how many hearts and souls he touched. Thank you very much, Irina & Viktor Yelchin.” brightcove.createExperiences(); The Star Trek actor died in a freak car accident in June when his vehicle pinned him against a gate. Yelchin can be seen in one of his final film roles in Star Trek Beyond, opening on July 22.