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Anton Yelchin at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, on Sept. 13, 2011.
Anton Yelchin at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, on Sept. 13, 2011.

Stars react to the death of ‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin

Quotes from social media following the death of “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin:

“Anton – You were brilliant. You were kind. You were funny as hell, and supremely talented. And you weren’t here nearly long enough. Missing you…” — Handwritten note posted on Twitter by J.J. Abrams, who directed Yelchin in “Star Trek”

“Sad news for such a talented young man. Condolences to the family of Anton Yelchin.” — William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk on the original “Star Trek” series.

“Still in shock. Rest in peace, Anton. Your passion and enthusiasm will live on with everyone that had the pleasure of knowing you.” — Justin Lin, who directed Yelchin in the upcoming “Star Trek: Beyond”

“I loved Anton Yelchin so much. He was a true artist – curious, beautiful, courageous. He was a great pal and a great son. I’m in ruins.” — John Cho, who co-starred with Yelchin in the rebooted “Star Trek” series

“our dear friend. our comrade. our anton. one of the most open and intellectually curious people i have ever had the pleasure to know. so enormously talented and generous of heart. wise beyond his years. and gone before his time. all love and strength to his family at this impossible time of grief.” — Actor Zachary Quinto, who co-starred as Mr. Spock alongside Yelchin in the rebooted “Star Trek” series

“The sweetest, most humble, delightful, talented guy you’d ever meet. Worked together for about a year. Shocked.” — Director Guillermo del Toro, who was set to direct Yelchin in “Trollhunters”

“Devastated to hear about the brilliant Anton Yelchin. He was thoughtful, kind, and gifted. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.” — “Captain America” actor Chris Evans

“Anton Yelchin was a bright, brilliant talent, and a truly kind person. I was so taken by him, and won’t ever forget his sweet smile. RIP” — Actress Olivia Wilde

“Anton Yelchin was one of my best friends. Can’t say anything that conveys what this feels like” — Actress Kat Dennings

“This is unreal. Anton Yelchin is such a talent. Such a huge loss.” — Actress Anna Kendrick

“I am utterly heartbroken about this terrible news. Anton Yelchin was a gift to this world. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.” — “Breaking Bad” actor Aaron Paul

“Anton Yelchin just died in a car wreck. So damn sad. I met him and his Mom on a plane once. They were very sweet.” — Director Kevin Smith

“I only got to work with Anton Yelchin for one day but immediately he was the kind of person you rooted for & wanted to see thrive” — Comedian Patton Oswalt

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