Yelchin's death really, really stunned me. I almost refused to believe the news at first. Seeing such a talented, promising, and charismatic young actor lose his life in such a random, almost surreal way hit me in a strange spot and I couldn't stop thinking about his passing for the rest of the day. It's just an awful reminder of how precious every minute of life is. But most of all, it's a terrible loss for the world of film and for the family of this brilliant young actor who, by all accounts from anyone who had ever met him, was also a great man. Yelchin was phenomenal as Chekov in Abrams' new Star Trek films, bringing a youthful energy that complemented the smarmy charisma of Kirk and the robotic iciness of Spock. But for me, Yelchin's finest hour came this year in Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room. His performance was the glue that held Saulnier's film together and watching Pat's transformation from being a scared kid to the reluctant, determined leader of this punk group was mesmerizing. I loved him and I loved that film so much. Yelchin has so much potential going forward. His passing is something that nearly cannot be put into words.
Rest in peace.
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