Jill Layton
July 18, 2016 11:08 am
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After Anton Yelchin’s freak (and incredibly tragic) car accident last month, the Star Trek actor’s fans, friends and co-stars paid tribute to him on social media. They offered their condolences to his parents Viktor and Irina Yelchin, and even though nothing can take the pain away of losing their son, the Yelchin’s were deeply moved by the outpour of love and support.

As a thank you, the family took out a full-page ad in The Hollywood Reporter, and their message is deeply heartfelt and equally heartbreaking.

“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,” their message reads. “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.”

Star Trek Beyond, one of Yelchin’s final roles, will be released in theaters on July 22.

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