Star Justin Mentell Dead at 27

The Associated Press confirmed that Mentell passed away when his Jeep swerved off a steep embankment and hit two trees at about 3:30am. Mentell was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from his vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. According to a deputy with knowledge of the tragedy, there was “no indication” alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

William Shatner paid tribute Tuesday to his Boston Legal costar and wrote on Twitter. “I’m deeply saddened to hear about Justin Mentell,” Shatner went on to say. “There’s no telling how far up the ladder he may have climbed. My sympathies to his family.”

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