Watch Zoe Saldana’s Moving Tribute To Anton Yelchin At Statue Unveiling Of Late ‘Star Trek’ Actor

(Photo: David Livingston/Getty)

On Sunday the family of Anton Yelchin unveiled a memorial statue at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in honor the late Star Trek actor. Also on hand were close friends, including Star Trek co-stars Simon Pegg and Zoe Saldana as well as producer/director J.J. Abrams.

J.J. Abrams and Simon Pegg at unveiling of statue for Anton Yelchin (Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Saldana was one of the speakers at the event and you can watch video of her moving memorial to Yelchin below (via Access Hollywood).

The sculpture was created by sculptor Nick Marra and FX Artist Greg Nicotero. It was cast by Art Bronze Inc and the granite work was done by Rolando Marcial.

The statue, located in the Garden of Legends at the historic Hollywood Forever Cemetery, is now available for viewing.

(Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Anton Yelchin Foundation

The family has also launched the Anton Yelchin Foundation with the mission of “Helping young artists shine like diamonds.” You can learn more at


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Touching and beautiful.
I still miss Anton, too.

Died way too soon.

And by the way, that logo for the Yelchin Foundation is beautiful.

RIP. What a tragic loss.

He shined very bright. Our heartfelt thanks, Mr. Yelchin. 👏

He seemed like a very nice young man.

A huge loss — still missing you tons Anton.

It really sucks being poor. Out of any franchise…the actors of Star Trek…no matter which series….I have never gotten to meet any. William Shatner Nichol and walter are the only surviving cast of the original series…and I may never get to meet any of them.And I would one day love to attend a comic con or a trek convention. Really sucks.

What,Takei is dead? Must’ve missed the memo on that one,lol.

His passing is one of the most tragic things to ever happen to the Trek family, on the 50th anniversary no less. I’d be reluctant to move forward without him.

The statue looks bugger-all like him…