Top 11 Actors Who Died After Filming Box Office Hits
Being a movie star brings great fame and fortune, but not immortality. Some actors have fallen prey to illness or accident at the height of their fame, like the following ones who unfortunately died after filming big box office hits.
Born in Leningrad to Russian figure skaters who fled the Soviet Union over religious and political oppression, Anton Yelchin was among Hollywood’s brightest rising stars of the 2010s. After some small roles on TV, he landed in the regular cast of the Showtime drama Huff and then starred as the title character in 2008’s Charlie Bartlett before winning the role of Pavel Chekov in the 2009 Star Trek reboot. He would go on to play Chekov on the big screen twice more, in 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness and 2016’s Star Trek Beyond, which debuted with a $59 million opening weekend in North America.
That occurred just a month after Yelchin’s accidental and untimely death. In a bizarre turn of events on June 19, 2016, the actor’s SUV rolled down his driveway and then pinned him between a security fence and a brick mailbox. That resulted in death by blunt traumatic asphyxia. After he missed a planned rehearsal, friends went to his house, where they discovered his body. He was only 27.
Watch the video to remember the actors who died after filming box office hits.