Following the sudden and tragic death of Anton Yelchin, who passed away on June 19 through a car accident at his home, Drake posted a tribute to the late 27-year-old actor. Both artists appeared in the 2007 film Charlie Bartlett, in which Yelchin played the lead role. Drake shared a picture of himself with the Yelchin on Instagram last night, adding the caption: “Rest in peace Anton.”
Other artists and celebrities remembered the actor via social media.
We’re saddened to report the passing of Anton Yelchin, best known as Chekov @StarTrekMovie https://t.co/dgpY0gSuem pic.twitter.com/EXMCAJsKgx
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) June 19, 2016
Devastated to hear about the brilliant Anton Yelchin. He was thoughtful, kind, and gifted. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 19, 2016
rip Anton Yelchin…
he had so much more of his talent to give.
— Julia Kelly (@MissJuliaKelly) June 20, 2016
Just found out about Anton Yelchin. Horrible shock.
— James Bourne (@JamesBourne) June 20, 2016