The producers of Star Trek said the role of Chekov would not be recast and the character would be written out of any subsequent films. Smurfs: The Lost Village was dedicated to him, as he had provided the voice of Clumsy Smurf.
In October 2017, a bronze statue of Yelchin was erected at his grave in the Hollywood Forever cemetery.
But, it alleviates my heart knowing that we’ll keep him alive.
We’re going to keep remembering him in the hopes that by practicing all the things he believed in and remembering all the love that he gave us, and all the joy he gave us, we’re able to just keep him here with us." The vehicle involved was among some Fiat Chrysler models under a recall notice for transmission errors leading to unintended rolling and while the initial recall had begun before Yelchin's death, no affected vehicles had yet been repaired.
Yelchin plays hero Odd – a short-order cool cook who's sensitive to spirits and spends his time righting the wrongs of the dead.
He also appeared in the Criminal Minds episode "Sex, Birth & Death" as Nathan Harris, a boy who has fantasies about killing prostitutes.
The world has been mourning the loss of Anton Yelchin, a young talent who passed away far too soon after a freak accident at age 27. “I’ll think about this every day for the rest of my life,” she wrote in the caption.
Abrams, Drake Doremus, and Susan Sarandon have all made touching tributes to the Anton’s funeral was last Friday, and that day, Kat posted another picture of her friend.
It's directed by feature first-timer Jon Poll, and sets up Yelchin as the cool outsider in a good natured black comedy about troubled teens and addled adults – a softer sibling to Yelchin is punk band member Pat, who's drawn into a violent altercation when his group the Ain't Rights play a gig at a Portland neo-nazi club.
A dead girl in the green room sends things into a spiral, but it's club owner Darcy (Patrick Stewart) who proves to be the real threat.
His biggest film recognition came for the role of Bobby Garfield in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), in which he won Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor at the 2002 Young Artist Awards.