Fast and Furious star Paul Walker died Saturday afternoon in a fiery crash, alongside racer and Always Evolving CEO Roger Rodas, in Valencia, California… and now both Hollywood and the world are in shock.
Rodas was the driver and Walker was the passenger when Rodas’ Porsche Carrera GT went off the road and slammed into a light pole before bursting into flames. Police believe speed played a role in the accident but an investigation is underway to determine an exact cause.
Both men were attending a charity event to support Philippines typhoon victims just before the crash, which took place yards away.
As expected, colleagues, family, friends and fans are crushed due to the loss. Walker’s friend and Fast and Furious co-star Tyrese Gibson was seen grieving at the crash site over the weekend. We will not post the video here out of respect to him, but the star did make an emotional post on his Instagram afterward.
“I will keep your energy with me forever #AshesOfAnAngel fast family around the world we live you and we love you Paul is the heartbeat of this franchise and were gonna see to it that his energy and presence lives on forever #myhearthurtssobad,” Gibson wrote.
Walker was known not only for his superior acting and modeling skills, but his happy and humble attitude. Everyone loved him and he will truly be missed.
To all the Fast and Furious fans out there… we have no idea how the series will proceed at this point, but there is no denying that Walker and his work will not be forgotten.
We’ll bring you more details as they are learned.
R.I.P. Paul Walker and Roger Rodas
Millions are in shock Monday after seeing or hearing about one of their favorite cartoon characters suddenly passing. Many fans aren’t happy but writers wanted it to happen.
Family Guy’s Brian Griffin died in Sunday night’s episode after getting run over by a poor driver. He was sent to the hospital in critical condition, and later told the family that they gave him a “wonderful life” before passing at the age of 8 (dog years).
Brian was known for being an alcoholic, liberal writer who often brought common sense to the ridiculousness of every Family Guy episode.
Writer Steve Callaghan told E! Online that the show’s writers planned Brian’s death before the start of the season in an effort to make the show more interesting and successful.
Rihanna has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, especially since Sunday’s American Music Awards.
After an impressive performance for the event, talk host Bill Maher introduced Rihanna’s mother, Monica Fenty, to the stage to present the singer with the first ever AMA Icon Award.
“Rihanna, I am so proud of you tonight,” Fenty said.
“I know the journey in your career has not always been an easy one, but I applaud and admire you for being so strong and so positive and so humble and so focused. It’s amazing how you always manage to take good from all your experiences. I’m so blessed to be a part of this historic moment!”
Rap star Jay-Z also had kind words for Rihanna, which were delivered via video.
“It’s with a great honor and incredible pride that I present you with this first ever AMA icon award!”
Rihanna, clearly moved by the outpouring of support, responded appreciatively.
“So many people I have to thank for the success of keeping me sane: my friends, my brothers, my glam team, my fans. I love you so much. You keep me driven,” the singer said. ”You keep this thing special. I can’t believe I’m 25 years old and I’m holding an Icon Award. I thank you, and I’m grateful. I’m only as good as my team so I love you guys so much. Thank you!”
Watch the performance and award presentation for yourself below:
Keep it up, RiRi!