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Anton Yelchin’s Parents Thank Fans for Support in Heartbreaking Full-Page Ad

Just a month after their son’s tragic and heart wrenching death in June, actor Anton Yelchin’s parents took out a full-page ad in The Hollywood Reporter to thank fans for their outpouring of support and condolences.

“Thank you to all of you who have sent flowers and gifts, for your condolences and kind words and to all who came to celebrate the life of our dear son, Anton,” Viktor and Irina Yelchin’s message says. “We are deeply grateful for your unconditional love for [him]. He would be surprised at how many hearts and souls he touched. Thank you very much.”

The Russian Jewish actor and “StarTrek” star died June 19 when he was pinned between a brick pillar and his car after the recalled Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backwards. He was only 27 years old.

Hollywood stars shared their shock and devastation at Yelchin’s death, sharing their memories and heartache for the promising young actor.


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