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Friends and family attend funeral service for Anton Yelchin

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The funeral for Anton Yelchin took place on Friday in an undisclosed location. Friends and family of the 27-year-old came together to say their final farewells at a private ceremony, less than a week after Anton was killed in a tragic car accident at his home in LA, E! News reports.

The Star Trek actor died when his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backwards down his driveway and pinned him against a fence. The coroner's office later confirmed that the cause of death was blunt force asphyxia.

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Anton Yelchin has been laid to rest in a private funeral service

The tragedy has sparked questions about why the vehicle rolled back, and whether it was a mechanical fault, or human error.

Carmaker Fiat Chrysler has confirmed it will be investigating Anton's death, and extended its "deepest sympathies" to the star's family and friends. "The company will be conducting a thorough investigation of this tragic incident," it said in a statement. "It is premature to speculate on its cause at this time."

Since Anton's passing, a host of celebrities have taken to social media to pay tribute to him, including his Star Trek co-stars.

Zoe Saldana was among those who paid tribute to the 27-year-old

Zoe Saldana posted a particularly poignant message to her late friend. "Your sudden and unexpected death has left us all broken-hearted," she wrote. “I woke up today feeling absolute gratitude that I had you as a friend and colleague. 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 talented. Good bye Anton, it was an honour to have crossed paths with you."

 

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