Anton Yelchin‘s sudden death continues to impact the family and friends who loved him dearly, including his Star Trek costar Zoe Saldana, who took to Instagram to mourn the loss of the on-the-rise actor.
“Your sudden and unexpected departure has left us all broken hearted,” she captioned an Instagram post showing a photo of the actor beaming while wearing a wide-brimmed hat.
“I woke up today feeling absolute gratitude that I had you as a friend and colleague,” she continued. “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 talent. Good bye Anton, it was an honor to have crossed paths with you.”
It’s the second social media tribute the actress has paid to Yelchin, having posted a tweet on Monday that honored his “beautiful spirit.”
“Devastated by our friend’s loss,” she tweeted. “We are mourning his passing and celebrating the beautiful spirit that he was. #RIPAnton.”
Yelchin, 27, was found dead Sunday following a car accident that left him fatally pinned by his Jeep Grand Cherokee to the gate of his home in Studio City, California. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has ruled his death accidental, stating that he died of “blunt traumatic asphyxia.”
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Police are currently investigating whether his vehicle – which had been part of a recall by car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler – had a gearshift design that made it difficult for drivers to determine whether the car was in “neutral” or “park” modes.