Chris Pine paid tribute to Anton Yelchin at a 'Star Trek Beyond' screening.

Chris Pine

Chris Pine

Anton, 27, died when he was trapped by his own car in a freak accident in Los Angeles last month and co-star Chris spoke about the loss at a special screening in New York.

According to the New York Daily News, he said: "This has been a very difficult tour, because we recently lost a good friend of ours who is in the film, and it feels so weird to have to go out and sell this film after the loss of someone very close. We'll miss him greatly."

Karl Urban called Anton a "family member" and added: "We're all really still in shock. This is very fresh. And it's difficult to even think about trying to articulate our thoughts, feelings and memories of him like he's gone."

Earlier this month, Zachary Quinto told BANG Showbiz that losing Anton was one of the "hardest things" to happen to him.

He said: "We pay tribute to him in our own ways all of the time and losing him is one of the hardest things that's happened to any of us. I think this whole thing is so difficult in proximity to that tragedy and it has to be about celebrating Anton and his incredible spirit and the life he lived.

"He's gone way too soon but left behind people that are full of love for him and his work. Watching him on screen makes us all feel heartened by knowing that we got to spend some incredible time together."