Star Trek director JJ Abrams writes moving note to Anton Yelchin

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JJ Abrams has written a touching note paying tribute to Anton Yelchin, after he died in a car accident.

The actor was killed when his car rolled down his driveway and struck him early on Sunday morning.

Anton Yelchin on the red carpet
Anton Yelchin (Richard Shotwell/AP/PA)

Filmmaker JJ directed Anton in his best known role as Chekov in 2009´s Star Trek and its 2013 follow up Star Trek Into Darkness.

He posted a picture of his handwritten message online, in which he called the late actor "brilliant".

Several other celebrities have also expressed their condolences following the accident, including Anton's Star Trek co-stars Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban and John Cho.