Paul Walker: Fast & Furious Star Dies in Car Crash

By: Kimberly Ripley - December 1, 2013

Paul Walker, best known for his role in the Fast & Furious (also known as The Fast and the Furious) film franchise, died Saturday in a fiery car crash in Southern California. He was just 40 years old.

Walker was the passenger in a car that crashed in Valencia at around 5:30 PM CT. The driver of the car, tentatively identified as Paul Rodas, was killed as well.

Walker played Brian O’Conner, an officer of the law, in the Fast & Furious films. He starred opposite Vin Diesel, who posted a photo of the pair, along with his heart wrenching sentiments, upon learning the tragic news.

“Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace,” he wrote.


Twitter fans are mourning the tragedy.

The seventh film in the Fast & Furious franchise was in development at the time of Walker’s death. It is way too soon to predict how producers will proceed with its creation. Paul Walker most recently starred in Hours, a film about a dad struggling to keep his baby alive in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Hours premieres in U.S. theaters on December 13th.

It’s much too soon to know what caused the crash that killed both Paul Walker and Paul Rodas, but prayers are no doubt going out to both men’s families from all around the world. Walker’s survivors include a teenage daughter named Meadow. Hopefully she is receiving comfort from those who knew and loved her father.

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  • Well

    Well, I had hoped this was a false report but it turned out to be true.

    Rest in peace.