Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin died without a will and had nearly £1m estate


Yelchin Had No Will, Left $1.4m Estate

Anton Yelchin's parents have filed court documents indicating the Star Trek actor died without a will and left behind an estate of nearly £1 million ($1.4 million).

Court records show Victor and Irina Yelchin filed to become administrators of their son's estate on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The actor died on June 19 when he was crushed by his Jeep Grand Cherokee in the driveway of his Studio City home.

Anton Yelchin attends the
Anton Yelchin (Arthur Mola/AP)

The filing states Anton left behind at least £484, 000 ($641,000) in personal property and had £552,000 ($731,000) in equity in his home.

The 27-year-old actor played Pavel Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek franchise. The latest film, Star Trek Beyond, has grossed more than $106 million in its first two weekends domestically.

An attorney who represents Anton's parents announced on Monday that they are planning to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler, which made the Jeep involved in the incident.

JJ Abrams wears a pin in memory of the late actor Anton Yelchin at the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond
JJ Abrams wears a pin in memory of Anton at the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond (Jordan Strauss/AP)

The company extended sympathies to Anton's family in a statement, but said it could not comment on their plans for a lawsuit.

The actor's vehicle was subject to a recall because the gear shifters have confused drivers, causing some vehicles to roll away unexpectedly. The SUV was part of a global recall of 1.1 million vehicles by carmaker Fiat Chrysler in April.

A portrait of Anton Yelchin
Anton Yelchin (Domenico Stinellis/AP/PA)

A government investigation into the gear shifters found 266 crashes that had injured 68 people as of late June.

Fiat Chrysler has said it is speeding up its recall of the vehicle.

The estate filing was first reported on Monday by celebrity website TMZ.