Anton Yelchin honored by Zoe Saldana during statue unveiling
UPI News Service, 10/10/2017
Anton Yelchin was honored by family and friends, including Zoe Saldana, at a ceremony that featured the unveiling of a statue made in the actor's likeness.
"It is a bittersweet moment, because we're here for Anton, and he's not here with us," Saldana, who starred alongside Yelchin in a trio of "Star Trek" films said at the event.
"But, it alleviates my heart knowing that we'll keep him alive. We're going to keep remembering him in the hopes that by practicing all the things he believed in and remembering all the love that he gave us, and all the joy he gave us, we're able to just keep him here with us," Saldana said before reading a chapter on friendship from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.
"Ever since I read that chapter about friendship, that is the one thing I always try to seek in people, and when I find human beings who truly understand the meaning of friendship, I'm moved and inspired," she said.
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