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