Paul Walker has died in a car crash at the age of 40

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Actor Paul Walker, known for his role in the Fast and The Furious, died in a car crash yesterday afternoon in Santa Clarita. He was just 40 years old. Paul was a passenger in a Porsche that was leaving an event for the charity he founded in the wake of the hurricane in Haiti, Reach Out World Wide. They were raising funds for typhoon relief in the Philippines. Here’s more about this very sad story:

Paul Walker, the star of the “Fast & Furious” movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person outside of Los Angeles. He was 40.

His publicist Ame Van Iden confirmed the actor’s death late Saturday afternoon. A statement on the actor’s Facebook page said he was a passenger in a friend’s car, and that Walker was in the area to attend a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said that deputies found a car engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision in the community of Valencia. Two people who were found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Santa Clarita Signal reported that a red Porsche crashed into a light pole and tree and burst into flames.

Walker rode the “Fast & Furious” franchise to stardom, starring in all but one of the six action blockbusters, beginning with the first film in 2001. The blond-haired, blue-eyed Los Angeles-native brought California surfer good-looks and an easy, warm charm to the popular street-racing series.

“All of us at Universal are heartbroken,” Universal Pictures said in a statement. “Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the ‘Fast and Furious’ films, and to countless fans.”

His “Fast & Furious” co-star Vin Diesel posted a photograph of him and Walker arm-in-arm on Instagram with the message: “Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless.”

The son of a fashion model and a sewer contractor, Walker grew up in a working class, Mormon household in Glendale, Calif. The oldest of five siblings, Walker’s mother began taking him to auditions as a toddler. He was a child model beginning at the age of 2.

Walker has said the early induction to show business wasn’t to start him on a career path, but as a way to help provide for the family.

After a string of TV roles as a child in the ’80s, including small roles on “Who’s the Boss” and “Charles in Charge,” Walker made his feature film debut in the 1998 comedy “Meet the Deedles.” Supporting roles in the films “Pleasantville,” ”Varsity Blues” and “Flags of Our Fathers” followed.

[From The Associated Press]

CNN has more about the car crash if you’re interested, it’s too sad for me to think about.

Many celebrities are expressing their condolences and sharing what a kind, hardworking person Walker was. A man named Bill Townsend was with Walker just a couple of hours before he passed and posted this photo of himself with him at the event yesterday. It was taken at 2:56 PM. CNN states that the crash happened at 3:30.

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Townsend writes on Facebook:
I was with Paul today. He was surrounded by friends, talking about cars, seeing hundreds of gifts brought for kids to give out by charity. The news is terribly sad. The world lost an angel and Heaven gained one. I’m going to commit to helping ensure the Paul’s charity lives on and that his love of cars and people, especially children, will be remembered forever.”

I’m crying for Paul and thinking of friends I lost too young. My heart goes out to him and his family. He is survived by a daughter, Meadow, 15. In honor of Paul, you can donate to his charity, Reach Out World Wide

Paul in Haiti after the earthquake.
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Paul in Tuscaloosa after the tornadoes.
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Paul in Chile after the earthquake.
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  1. Andrea says:

    wow. So young and such a huge heart. Rest in peace.

  2. Mew says:

    It’s so incredibly tragic and sad.

  3. Miss M says:

    Thank you for writing this post, CB!

    Words fail me. I am really saddened by his death. Rest in peace, Paul Walker!

    • V4Real says:

      I heard about this yesterday and couldn’t believe it. I was praying it was a hoax like some thought it was. I adored Paul Walker. I applaud him for being able to live his life somewhat out of the limelight. He was a wonderful man. I can only imagine how hard it’s going to be for the rest of the cast members to walk back on the set of Fast 7 without him. My prayers to his family and friends. Gone too soon, you will be missed.

      • Miss M says:

        He was the only actor I called “my CBhusband” and it was for a reason. Fellow biologist who loved the Ocean and races and devoted most of his time to charity. First time I noticed him was in “Pleasantville” and I thought “what a strikingly handsome man”! He could had easily taken advantage of his looks to make it in Hollywood. I honestly think he kept acting just to allow him to focus on his other passions.
        Miss j.eyre told me last night the news and I haven’t taken them well at all.

      • j.eyre says:

        My heart goes out to you, Miss M. It was such a punch in our collective gut for both his loss and your feelings about him.

      • V4Real says:

        I prefer dark hair but Paul was one of the boys I called my blonde ambition. His pic is hanging on my office board along with a few other men I adore. I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that he’s gone. We’ve lost celebs over the years but this one hit me really hard and it brings thoughts of Brandon Lee to mind. The tears are free falling over here. I hope you can find comfort in knowing he was a good person who did great things while he was on this earth.

      • Miss M says:

        @V4Real@j.eyre: Very sad news indeed. My thoughts and prayers go to his daughter, family, friends and all the people he touched through his charity work.

      • Maureen says:

        Aw, @MissM, that’s SO SAD. Even though he was only a pretend husband, it’s really wonderful that you knew all along what a good man he was (unlike me who just heard of him for the first time last night when his death was announced). Your respect and admiration clearly go far beyond just his looks and fame. So sorry one of your favorites had to pass too soon.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @maureen, I highly recommend “Running Scared,” great movie that showcased Paul’s acting skills perfectly. I’ve seen all of the Fast and Furious movies because hubby builds and races cars. They’re fluffy car p0rn pieces. “Running Scared” had great action sequences and a meaningful plot.

      • V4Real says:

        What a Thanksgiving weekend, first we lose our wonderful Paul on Saturday and today 4 people just died in a commuter train derailment close to my home in NY. 63 were injured with 11 being critical.

        and Maureen, you’re right Running Scared was a great movie.

    • Celebitchy says:

      I have to share something that I didn’t put in the post. I once saw Paul Walker, briefly, in NY City about 10 years ago. It was nighttime, not a busy area, he was walking alone and my friend pointed him out and tried to be casual about it, saying “that’s the guy from Fast and The Furious.” I was like “wow, he’s hot” but that’s about it. We were trying not to be obvious about it. He’s the same age as me. RIP Paul.

  4. lady mary. says:

    this is hear wrenching! R.I.P Paul.

  5. Secret Squirrel says:

    This guy gave a lot of his time to helping other less fortunate people which makes his loss doubly sad. So tragic he leaves behind a young daughter too. Another good guy gone too soon.

    • Meredith says:

      Always liked his work but never knew about his extensive charity work. His family must have been very proud of how he helped others all over the world.

    • lower-case deb says:

      i just learned about his charity work too, and it looks serious business too! hats off to him.

      i know it’s poor consolation, and i’m sure they’d rather him be alive,
      but i am at least glad to know that his last hours were spent surrounded by friends and family, doing such meaningful and noble charity, and riding his beloved car.

      god bless him and his family, especially his daughter. may they be consoled in this difficult times ahead, finding solace in happy memories and in the loving arms of friends and family.

      rest in peace, Paul Walker, and may you always watch over all you love from the highways in the sky.

  6. kibbles says:

    I haven’t seen any of the Fast and Furious films, so he has never been on my radar. The fact that he was rarely reported on gossip blogs is a good thing and shows a lot about his character. Instead of making headlines, he was fairly quietly doing a lot of charity work and visiting countries that needed his help. Not only was he incredibly handsome but from what I’ve read about him, he seemed like a down to earth celebrity who had a kind heart. Really sad to see someone like that die so young.

    • Z says:

      Co-sign. I use to follow him on Twitter and I respected him highly because he was not the type of celebrity that craved attention and fame. Paul appeared to be very private and down to earth. It was not until Twitter when I found out he was heavily involved in charity work. I think that said a lot about him. Paul was an adorable man inside and out. He was a good example of how stars should conduct themselves. This is heartbreaking and he will be truly missed. Goodness I am still trying to get over the deaths of Heath Ledger, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aaliyah.

      • Hakura says:

        I especially respected the fact that he somehow managed to shield his daughter from all the ‘Hollywood’ attention that’s become the norm for celebrity children. Awhile back, when an article I read mentioned that he had a 15 year old daughter, I admit I was curious, & decided to Google her to find a picture. I was completely unsuccessful at the time… & couldn’t help but admire that.

        That is *not* to say all celebrities have control over that, or are *any* less wonderful parents because the press managed to stalk them & snap some pictures… Nor (are they any less great parents) because, (in an attempt to possibly *prevent* some of the curiousity that makes those pictures more valuable), if they release pictures in a controlled way to a magazine.

        I just admire that, by making his own life & image very private & ‘off the radar’, he also managed to help shield his daughter, which probably wasn’t easy, being a celebrity.

      • V4Real says:

        That’s probably because his daughter was raised in Hawaii. I do think it’s possible for celebs to fly under the pap radar, Walker was living proof of that. Even the little gossip I heard about him was never widespread. I’m glad people know what a great man he was even if they only just learned. He won’t be one of those celebs that passed away and remembered for a troubled life.

    • mom2two says:

      My thoughts exactly. I really respect that he managed to stay off the gossip radar and was a guy who did his work and lived his life privately. I especially respect how involved he was in charity work.
      Rest in peace, Paul. The world is a poorer place without you. My thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Not for nothing, but he loved his cars and I think that’s why he signed on to the franchise – he actually used one of his own cars in the first F&F movie.

    • bluhare says:

      Same here, kibbles. Wish I’d have known about him while he was alive.

  7. Aussie girl says:

    Gone to young. I was never aware about his body of charity work. My thoughts are with his daughter, family and friends.

  8. Summer says:

    Poor guy… I didn’t know he had a daughter. It’s a very sad day. May he rest on peace.

  9. allons-y alonso says:

    Such very sad news. He seemed so genuinely lovely

  10. IL says:

    I was a fan. Utterly tragic, heartbreaking and unbelievable.

  11. An says:

    This is so sad. He seemed like a really good guy.

  12. Maria says:

    It’s really just a shit situation.

    I respect celebs who give so much of their time to charity just with no expectation of recognition, he did that. He’s been around for a long time with no scandals, it was refreshing.

    I hope his loved ones are surrounded by support and outside the scope of the asshattety I’ve seen on social media.

    • Hakura says:

      I couldn’t have said it better myself. I know it’s not particularly articulate, but after the shock of seeing the message here on CB when I checked in today, my first lucid thought was “*GOD*, that just… absolutely completely *blows*.”

      I, too, really hope they respect his family’s privacy during this horrible experience. I know people are curious (I admit, even I was) to see what his daughter looks like, but I hope they give she & the family the respect & time they need (& deserve), & don’t attempt to get pictures of them. (I know that’s probably unrealistic, but still.)

  13. San says:

    I am shocked. Just a couple weeks ago I was on a Paul Walker kick and saw a bunch of interviews where he came across really low-key and friendly and of course looked as handsome as he does in movies, no soft lights needed.

    • Irishae says:

      I became a real fan when I saw some of his shark specials on Discovery a few years ago. I also happened to watch some of his movies recently, so it hearing of his death is especially strange. It was oddly satisfying to see him in the most recent “Fast and Furious,” I was really rooting for him.

      • Hakura says:

        @Irishae – My Mom is a huge fan of those movies (I shamefully admit I’ve never seen one, but that will have to change). I didn’t know about him doing shark specials! I’ll have to try to find them online somewhere.

        On Friday night, my mother & I were coming out of a store, & noticed a huge poster advertising the most recent ‘Fast’ movie (& admittedly, stopped to admire the man-candy therein). She made a comment about how fun the movies were, how much she loved the cast, especially Paul. It was a bit ironic to hear, today, that he was gone. =(

      • Mabs says:

        This. I’d seen him in a few things but it was his extracurricular activities that I found myself giving positive ‘kudos’ nods. We were shocked with the news yesterday. :(

  14. Littlewood says:

    I feel so sorry for his family and friends, especially his 15-year-old daughter.
    One of the few genuinely good guys in Hollywood. RIP Paul!

  15. Roses says:

    Paul seemed like such a genuine, sweet, & down to earth human being . And after seeing all those horrific accident photos, I pray he and his friend passed quickly and felt no pain. So incredibly sad.

  16. Hypocrisy says:

    Jesus Christ ! WTH ???

    RIP and God bless his family in those terrible times !

  17. Suze says:

    What a sad story. My heart goes out to his family and friends. The larger world has lost a huge heart.

  18. lily says:

    I’m really sad to hear about this. He’s a good guy with such a big heart. My condolences go out to his family.

  19. dahlianoir says:

    The good ones always leave first, leaving us with the bottom of the barrel. All my prayers for those he left behind.

    • Hakura says:

      Ain’t that the truth…. It doesnt make sense to take ‘the good ones’ first, when they can (& do) *so* much for humanity & the world. It just seems completely backwards. I’m not promoting *anyone’s* death, but why not take those who are truly hateful monsters, instead?

      • Melanie says:

        ^This. I said exactly this to my husband this morning….I actually named a few celebrities that should have been “taken” (and God forgive me for that–while those I named are complete and utter wastes and f-ups, they don’t deserve to be taken any more than Paul did, but I own up to saying it). RIP Paul; you will be missed, and my condolences to your daughter, her mother, your family, friends and all of your fans who loved you!

      • Julianna says:

        Maybe the bad ones just need extra time to become good and the good ones are already ready.

  20. CariBean says:

    So very sad. And I agree with all the above sentiments. :(

  21. goldie says:

    so beautiful, not just on the outside but the inside as well. Sad :(

  22. Lucy2 says:

    Such a sad story. Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends, and especially his daughter.
    I had no idea he was so involved in charities and helping people. It sounds like he did a lot of good in his too short time.

  23. Andrea says:

    God this is so tragic. I’m stunned. And I was not aware of his charity work which goes to show how not self-serving he was. This is horrible.

  24. Nanou says:

    Just a week ago, i was watching 2 Fast 2 Furious and kept thinking about how handsome he was, i didn’t know his charity work.This is so sad. My thoughts and prayers to his daughter, family and friends.

  25. Stephanie says:

    This is so sad to me. He had a beautiful heart. I am a huge fan and the fact that he was so involved in charity and world events says so much about him. God bless him and his family.

  26. paola says:

    People like him should never die so young.. such a big heart and so very unlucky.

  27. Mika says:

    RIP, Paul. Despite the tragedy, sick f*cks all over the internet had decided to make stupid jokes and memes of his death (ie. “I guess Paul went too FAST..I’m FURIOUS!”), ignoring the fact that 1) he WASN’T the one driving and 2) his daughter won’t be able to celebrate Christmas or any kind of festivity with her daddy anymore. This world is so f–ked up.

    • eliza says:

      Are you serious? Some people are disgusting. I am sure after the jokes they wrote “Too soon?!”. Stuff like that boils my blood and you wonder if they would find things as funny if tragedy struck them. I wish no ill on idiots, just some enlightenment.

    • Teeny says:

      I saw some of those going around and it is in such poor taste. His death is heartbreaking, and I didn’t even know him, but movies like The Fast and the Furious and She’s All That kind of made my early high school years. And his latest, Hours, was quite good as well. It’s such a loss for those that had the pleasure of knowing him, I just wish there weren’t so many trolls out there making fun of a terrible situation.

    • Samtha says:

      Sometimes the internet really sucks. Hard. I can’t even imagine his fifteen-year-old daughter having to look at shit like this and read the jokes. It’s heartbreaking.

      • Hakura says:

        I so agree… & considering her age (15), she’s very likely to be active on social media, which means she likely won’t be able to avoid coming across those hateful, ignorant comments & editted images.

        (Not to make a stereotypical assumption just based on her age, it just seems likely that she uses *some* sort of social media, as so many teens do, now. I’ve never had a Twitter account, but I’m also 27. I just … don’t have anything *that* interesting to say every day (I hardly think they want to know that I shaved my legs this morning), so it wouldn’t be worth space on my friend’s update pages, anyway).

    • the original bellaluna says:

      That is just disgusting!

    • Vicky says:

      Don’t forget about the internet celebrity death hoax about him being killed in a car crash just a few days before his real death. The minute the news came out about his tragic death no one believed it, everyone was assuming it was the celebrity death hoax. Whoever started that rumor that ended up coming true should rot in hell!

  28. Mia 4S says:

    Very sad, and I can’t even say I was a fan. However he had his niche in movies and seemed content, using his money to help others instead of partying or yammering on about a future Oscar. I can respect that.

    There are pictures of the accident popping up online. If you can avoid them, do. Horrific. I do hope his family are shielded from them. No one needs to see that and definitely not his loved ones.

    • Kiddo says:

      I saw them last night. Horrid. Photos of him alive are beautiful.

    • Hakura says:

      I wish they wouldn’t be *allowed* to post those online. It just seems like current ‘freedom of the press’ & ‘common decency’ are mutually exclusive. Like I said above, you know his daughter is going to end up seeing something on social media, not even *trying*. =(

    • BluRnnr says:

      I totally agree. I accidentally saw a couple of them last night and it make me sick! I absolutely agree the media needs to have some dignity. Maybe I’m cynical but I feel like they only immediately show that stuff for shock value and to grab more viewing numbers.

      I friend of mine and his passenger died in similar accident when we were in HS. One of the local news channels showed up at his parents house not but a few hours latter and they, news media, got the door slammed in their faces. It made me so beyond mad. Then the next day when the news was on TV, that same station was the only one who showed video of the aftermath. I didn’t realize it was going to be shown and nearly threw up after seeing it without warning. It was AWFUL!!

      • Hakura says:

        I believe you’re entirely right about the ‘shock value’ to draw more views/watchers. It’s unfortunate, but it just seems entirely human to be curious… the way people can’t help staring at a trainwreck, or pics from the scenes of natural disasters & sites of terrorism.

        Sadly, the media operates toward the will & habits of the many (entirely for it’s own benefit), instead of the few, such as Paul’s, & his friend/business associate, the driver’s, family & loved ones.

  29. Christin says:

    This is very sad. I remember Paul from some of his earlier roles. It says a lot that he kept his life relatively private and helped many others along the way.

  30. eliza says:

    This is horribly sad. He seemed a low key and a very charitable soul. Prayers for him, his family and friends.

    I enjoyed his movies. Just watched Running Scared over the weekend. Love that movie.

  31. Vera says:

    I haven’t seen any of the movies that Walker was in, but he strikes me as someone who used his celebrity to help others. Thoughts and condolences to his family and the family of the friend who was killed in the cash as well.

  32. Dana M says:

    I was very sad last night when I heard the news. I had read it was a hoax and felt relief…. but then it was confirmed true. I respected him for all of his charity work. May his daughter and family find peace and comfort during such a difficult time.

  33. lenje says:

    I’ve never been a fan of the Fast and Furious franchise, but I do recognize his name. Now that he passed away, I just became aware of his good deeds. Rest in peace, and may his loved ones be consoled during this time. His charities are his legacy. I hope those who have been helped by his works in this area, and all of us, will continue spreading compassion towards others, especially those in needs.

  34. Talie says:

    He did seem like one of those few good guys… no drama I can remember. One of his best movies and performances was in Pleasantville.

  35. Devon says:

    So sad. I was in bed when I saw it and immediately thought (hoped) it had to be a hoax. 40 is too young to die and it’s a terrible tragedy for his daughter. 15 is way too young to lose a parent. When my husband came home from being out, he was crushed. Paul, and the Fast and Furious movies, were some of his favourites.

    RIP Paul. Thanks for the Fast films. They were great fun.

  36. Alisa says:

    Very sad. Rest in peace Paul!

  37. Sea Dragon says:

    I recognize Paul and knew he was a star but because I’m not one for the action genre, I’m not familiar with his work. Luckily, others were and they were fortunate to experience his talent, his charisma, his good looks and his reflective, compassionate nature. He’d created a life that most could only dream of and had everything a good Hollywood actor could every want. What a loss. So young and what a terrible way to go… just horrible.

    RIP Mr. Walker.

  38. launincaangelina says:

    Like everyone else, I feel terribly sad. I’ve had a few friends die in crashes. I didn’t necessarily follow his career but he seemed like a great guy and stayed out of the tabloids. His poor daughter, family and friends…

  39. Samantha says:

    RIP Paul Walker.

    How unfortunate that we live in a world where the good ones leave too soon and vacuous beings like the Kartrashians still roam.

  40. cheshire cat says:

    I am so saddened by waking up to hear this horrible news this morning… I’ve never been a ‘fast & furious’ fan, but my brother is – I know he is devastated since P.W. is one of his favorites. I knew about Paul’s charity work after seeing him in the background of a tv show that was filming (not him) but he came on camera to give a shout out to the ocean charity he was with that day. what a tragedy… breaks my heart for his daughter, family, friends, & strangers who he touched thru his charity work.

    • Hakura says:

      I’m the same… my brother (& Mom) are *huge* fans of his movies, & him especially. =( My Mom actually burst into *tears*… I didn’t well up (though I was totally in shock) until I saw those pictures of him doing charity work in other countries. ;_; The look on his face in that one where he’s sitting… says *so* much about him.

  41. mercy says:

    He sounds like a beautiful person. Ashamed to say I’m just now hearing about the good works he did for others. This is the kind of stuff that should get more attention.

    Condolences to everyone who’s loved one.

  42. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Ugh, I hate this. I feel so bad for his family–especially so soon after Thanksgiving. We had a girl my age, die in a car accident, the day before Thanksgiving. Where I live, people like to drive like assholes–someone was driving too fast, slid on the ice, hit her, and she was pushed into oncoming traffic, where she got rolled over by an 18 wheeler. She was 18, was in her first year of college. It sucks.

    I really did like him, I feel for his family.

  43. Jennifer12 says:

    I’m not a Billy Joel fan, but I keep thinking about that song about only the good dying young. Heartbroken for his daughter’s loss and for someone who was truly trying to help the world.

  44. Jaja says:

    I surfed with him a few times back at my local break.. So incredibly, incredibly sad. He was such a friendly person. I remember the second time I was in the water with him, he gave me a “go ‘head” nod to catch a wave he was clearly in best position for. Best wave I caught all that day. He was one of the good ones, I think.

  45. mia girl says:

    Rest in peace Paul Walker.
    You worked to make the world a better place for so many less fortunate. We will miss you.

  46. Addison says:

    Truly tragic. May his family find comfort in this terrible time. What a wonderful human being he was in the charitable work he did. I did not know this until I read yesterday about what had happened. Nice to see someone who doesn’t toot his own horn.

    I never heard negative stories about this guy. He seemed low key, just a regular guy. Prayers go out to all who loved him. So sad.

  47. shellybean says:

    When I told my husband about this last night, his first question was “was it a Porsche GT?”. When I said yes, it was being reported that it was, he said that those cars are notoriously hard to control.

    RIP, Paul. You were beautiful.

    • Hakura says:

      I saw someone comment (I’m not sure if it was here, or another site) talking about how those models are “Light weight rockets” that ‘fishtail easily, even at a moderate/appropriate speed’, & offer pretty much *no* protection in accidents. It’s probably naive on my part, but I can’t believe the model is so popular, knowing how risky they are.

    • MisJes says:

      I asked my boyfriend about Porsche’s (I know nothing about cars), and he said that the problem with a GT is not only that it has poor handling and a rough clutch, the engine actually sits in the back, not the front of the car – so you have all that power and petrol sitting right behind you. As Vicky said above, they call it the “Widow Maker”. I can’t believe they still manufacture this car given it’s record. I am sufficiently scared enough of Porsche’s now to never want to even sit in one.

  48. GeeMoney says:

    So young… and The Fast and Furious films won’t be the same without him. My thoughts are with his family.

    And he was so cute on top of it… RIP.

  49. MissMary says:

    This is so sad and there’s already so many horrible things being posted online (blatant untruths about the accident, pics of the accident itself, etc). Everyone who’d worked with him and met him seemed to have only nice things to say. RIP and I hope his family finds support and comfort in this time.

  50. Sea Dragon says:

    I’m so pleased to see that you’re keeping this story at the top of the page CB. Everything else pales in comparison.

  51. Maureen says:

    I love that he didn’t care much for being an actor. He said it was completely a means to an end. It provided him with a steady income which in turn allowed him to do the things he loved like charity and volunteerism. He was a devout Christian who practiced his faith quietly. There’s no scandals on him, nothing. He avoided Hollywood parties and envelope-openings, and objected to other actors telling him he should “go to Hollywood events and make connections”. He didn’t care about Hollywood connections. Instead, he went to Haiti and other places where people were in desperate need. He was just a good, decent man. Gone too soon. Sad. :(

    • MollyB says:

      I don’t know about “no scandals”. The Daily Mail has an article about her long term girlfriend that he started dating when she was 16 (!) and he was 33 (!). Apparently they were off and on but still dating 7 years later. That’s pretty scandalous, if you ask me. He seems like a nice guy, don’t get me wrong, and it’s awful he died so young.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        What I don’t like about that story is that they’re taking advantage of a man’s death. IF that story is true–I didn’t read it, but how are they defining “dating”, and where are they getting this info from? Did he know her siblings/family, that sort of a thing? Is it a Liberty Ross/Rupert Sanders situation, where they knew something was going on between them, but didn’t do anything until she was legal? I find it very suspect that the tabloids magically knew that he was dating a 23 year old for 7 years, the day after he died. Very suspect. Why not do a story about it when Fast and Furious 6 came out?

        Edit: I just read the article in question, and they said “supposedly” they were dating for 7 years, and that they had met when she was sixteen. So that’s no proof at all. Nothing from any named source.

        So they’re just printing unverified shit. Which is upsetting a daughter, and his girlfriend. She just lost her partner. She doesn’t need speculation on how they started the day after she lost him. If they were so worried about it, they should’ve started printing this SEVEN years ago.

        Disgusting.

      • Miss M says:

        I am a big fan, but the story is true. He started dating her she was 16 and he was 32. I found out earlier this year and I was a bit shocked. Apparently, they were broken up, not sure. That being said, the daily mail could show a bit of respect to his family and friends in this time of grief.

  52. umyeah says:

    It’s so sad that the guy who was driving was going way too fast. The area they were driving in is very familiar to me and it has a speed limit of 35. The car they were in can go up to 100 mph in ten seconds. I’m assuming his friend, who is a ceo of a high performance car fleet, was showing off what the car can do and lost control. So pointless. Now they’re both dead. So sad.

  53. Baskingshark says:

    This is very sad. If anyone ever asked me who I’d choose if I could pick any famous actor to be, I’d always say Paul Walker. He was famous enough that he could have the fun of being famous but under-the-radar enough that he could leave the house without getting papped, did a lot of good and made movies that looked like they were a lot of fun to make. RIP.

  54. JB says:

    I used to see him at my local car wash occasionally in Orange County and he always appeared very low-key, super polite, and just seemed like an all around nice guy. Now as his extensive charity work is being revealed, it really shows his character and the kind of life he led and that he put his celebrity to good use. R.I.P. Paul Walker. You will be so missed.

  55. Violet says:

    Such sad news. Rest in peace, Paul.

  56. Samtha says:

    Why does it always have to be the decent ones?

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      Right?
      A man that helped the normal people with his charity versus a woman that kept almost all of the charity she raised via eBay. It’s horrible that the good ones are being taken and the vile ones remain.

      • GetForReals-eeeesss says:

        So you wishing she were dead makes you less vile? more compassionate?

        I get people don’t like them, but wishing someone dead (even over another more charitable person) is just depraved and sad. It makes you no better. Just less human.

      • FingerBinger says:

        @GetForReals I agree with you. Just Say R.I.P. Paul and leave it at that. We don’t need to judge who deserves to live or die.

      • Hakura says:

        @GetForReals-eeesss – I think you’re being more than a bit harsh, thinking you know enough about someone to call them ‘depraved & vile’ from a short comment. Dommy Dearest has been posting here on CB a good while, & has never come across as that sort of person. & the thoughts she laments in her comments are *completely* normal feelings to have regarding loss & deaths like these.

        She wasn’t saying she *wanted* anyone to die, only wondering why only the genuinely loving/humanitarian/decent people seem to be the ones who die young more frequently, as opposed to those who are selfish/do nothing for others/demonstrate less ‘moral’ character traits.

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        If I wished someone were dead I would have out right said it. I’m not afraid to voice a thought no matter how rude it may seem. What Hakura said was exactly what I meant. For godsake my little brother died October 7th and you think I would wish death upon someone? No, no. You two obviously felt the need to assume out of everyone else that has read my original comment since I posted it this morning that I wanted someone else to be taken. Nope, not in the slightest but good try. If that makes me vile and less human- I’ll take it. At least I’m the one not walking around in a delusion that everyone- no matter their good or bad deeds- deserves to be here when we all know some shouldn’t. And before either of you decide I’m once again ‘wishing death on another’ I’m speaking in terms of rapists, molesters, murderers- you know, the ones that actually deserve a death sentence over a vapid celebrity. The Kardashian comparison was for what he’s done for thousands over the twit that believes she’s done something that helped others.

        Thank you Hakura for your words. (:

      • Hakura says:

        @Dommy – <3! I hope it didn't come across as 'speaking for' you (You can definitely take care of yourself ;) ) But their reactions were so incredibly idiotic, I couldn't help myself. =)

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        @Hakura: Oh no I appreciate it completely <3
        I was far too angry to explain what you said in my own reply so I appreciate it! I've never seen either one on the site so it was a bit funny, to me, that they decided to reply to begin with. Some people just need to cram their heads up their own backside further in order to be able to insult another rather than actually reading a comment. Besides the rules clearly state wishing death on another will result in a ban and I obviously haven't been banned since it was clear there was no death wish.

        Havin' a toke for you! ;)

      • miapatagonia says:

        @DommyDearest I’m sorry for the loss of your brother. Life isn’t fair. It is brutal and messy, and when someone you love is struck down by fate, it can leave you rudderless and angry. I’m glad you’re not apologizing for it. @Hakura said it beautifully about the all too human emotions surrounding death and loss.

        I have an dear ex-boyfriend who has a best buddy, “Groover”, that died this past August of advance testicular cancer. Groover died in the prime of his life. He was the most sought-after fly-fishing guide in Aspen, a 2x champion city golfer, and a skillful paraglider. Both men and woman adored him. “His life is more fun than our vacations” , everyone would say about Groover. While Groover was in hospice care, my Ex was really hurting inside–he was scared and angry over the fact that he was losing his buddy. He told me he didn’t think it was fair that someone as positive, generous, talented, and beautiful as Groover should die too soon. My Ex added that he had a whole list of people he would rather the grim reaper visit than Groover.

      • Hakura says:

        @Dommy – I’m not sure they *can* get their heads any further than they already are. xD Notice they decided not to argue? (Hopefully they realize they were being stupid, though I know the odds are against it).

        & Thank you! I’ve really felt like I needed one, with the change of seasons. (I’m one of those who gets really bummed out during the cold/dark months (on top of the sucky depression), & I’m a complete wuss regarding winter weather. xD I need to go back to Hawaii or somewhere down south.

        @miapatagonia – Thank you =) I’m glad I managed to say it well enough. I am *so* sorry for your ex (& your) loss. That… just *completely* sucks. (Not the most articulate reaction, but definitely valid.) Losing someone to a sudden tragedy… I mean, it’s shocking, but it’s almost like ripping off the band-aid so fast, you barely have time to feel the pain…(you do, of course). But when someone is ill, especially for a long time, & regarding something so awful like cancer…

        You have to see them suffer… you have warning of what’s coming, & I think that’s worse. You end up having to wait for it, watch someone losing the ‘life’ like Groover, who had *so much of it* at his best. It’s like slowly pulling off the band-aid, feeling every little hair sting & hurt along the way.

        Nothing can ever replace him. Someone above made an interesting statement about ‘why good people always seem to go too soon’… Like maybe those people have already accomplished the things we’re all supposed to, in life… Where-as those who haven’t, live longer for the sake of giving them the chance to do so, before it’s ‘their time’. I don’t know, of course, but… I think it makes sense, in a way. (*Not* that those wonderful people who *do* manage to live long lives have failed, in any way, at life…So it’s not total explanation, but I doubt there ever will be.)

  57. missy says:

    heartbreaking. he did so much wonderful charity work. rip paul.

  58. Lark says:

    So sad and tragic. His poor daughter, family, and friends. I agree with the people talking about how sick the internet can be….lots of sick people making jokes on twitter and blogs posting blatant untruths about his death. He was the passenger in his friend’s car, driving home after a charity event. Life is too short.

  59. littlestar says:

    Just can’t believe it :( . & he was obviously a truly good man, flying under the radar with his charity work. I hope his young daughter gets through this.

  60. Palermo says:

    Ah, too young to go, very sad.

  61. Fatty Magoo says:

    This is just too damn sad. I have no words :-(

  62. Cindy says:

    RIP Paul, you brought many of us joy watching your movies and many others hope and comfort in real life. A life well lived, Godspeed. My condolences to your family, how proud they must be of how you lived your life.

  63. Sayrah says:

    This made me so sad. He was a beautiful person inside and out. RIP

  64. bettyrose says:

    I don’t know his work, but those pictures speak volumes. He clearly had a generous heart and a genuine concern for people.

  65. mikhail says:

    Rest In Paradise my blue eyed angel!
    forever in our hearts!

  66. the original bellaluna says:

    *tears* I just heard about this on the news and started to cry. I’m a die-hard F&F fan, and to hear of all the good he did to help others just made this awful news worse.

    How are they going to finish F&F7 without him? The storyline was supposed to be about him meeting his father and their backstory.

    God rest your kind soul, Paul, and condolences and prayers to your loved ones and those whose lives you’ve touched.

    • Hakura says:

      My best guess was that they would try to use some previously ‘cut/unseen’ scenes to put something together, before (likely) having his character die somehow. =( but they’ll obviously have to change the storyline, if they hadn’t done much/any filming yet. I thought I heard they were just starting filming, but I’m not sure =(

  67. baby says:

    this is so so sad. rest in peace.

  68. Loulou says:

    Shocking. I saw my first F&F movie on a plane this year because my other half is a fan of the franchise. I had noticed him before – who wouldn’t? But his goodness off screen makes him so special and an especially tragic loss. RIP.

  69. Sam H x says:

    Besides the Fast & Furious movies I haven’t seen any other movies of his. I did enjoy the last two mind you. I don’t know why but I feel upset, I wasn’t a huge fan like my brothers (who couldnt believe it) were however I did find him very handsome. I wasn’t aware of his extensive charity work, I do respect him hugely for selflessly dedicating time to different causes, disasters. Speaks a lot about his character, what a kind hearted and wonderful human being he was. I hope it’s comforting to his family knowing how much charity work he did and grew up to be a good guy. He was too young. What a bittersweet irony in how his life ended. Tyrese sounded v upset when he posted on his IG. I sincerely hope his family and his daughter are surrounded by a lot of support, love and strength to get them through this painful process of grieving for their loss. Remember the good times they shared together. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and daughter. Be strong. xxxx

  70. Sachi says:

    This is so sad. I didn’t know much about his work as an actor but it sounds like he was a kind, good, charitable person.

    RIP and condolences to his family.

  71. Dommy Dearest says:

    It’s so sad and tragic. I hate that we lost a celebrity that actively helped the normal people of the world rather than indulge in his riches. I loved the Fast and the Furious franchise :(

    It’s heartbreaking thinking about his daughter. RIP Paul Walker.

  72. Chloeee says:

    When i was twelve or so we went to dinner in Montecito, just outside of Santa Barbara and I will never forget i saw these crazy blue eyes walking towards me, and this super handsome guy and it took me a second tofully realize it was Paul who i had a crush on from meet the deedles. As he walked past me, i remember feeling like this moment was never going to happen again and I couldn’t let it pas me by uneventfully so i squeaked out the meekest ‘hi’ ever. He looked at me strangely either because of the hi or the fact i was such a young fan. He went on his way but the looked at me and that’s all i cared about.

  73. Stephanie says:

    This really makes me so sad.

  74. Amanda_M87 says:

    It’s still hard to believe. RIP to Paul and his friend.

  75. Lucy says:

    I didn’t know him, but in the last hours I’ve heard a lot about his charity work, plus all the comments I’ve read in here. He seemed like a great, remarkable man. Such sad news.

  76. OriginallyBlue says:

    Man, this really sucks. I finished writing my final paper for the semester, went to Facebook and this is what I see :( He seemed so nice and on a superficial level he was beautiful. I didn’t know about his charity work, but it’s amazing the work he did. Too young to be gone. :(

  77. Grant says:

    A beautiful man, inside and out. What a tragedy.

  78. Patti Nichols says:

    Good guy. So tragic. My prayers for his family and his daughter.

  79. amilu says:

    I wasn’t aware of his charity work. He was gorgeous, but it also truly seems like he was a good guy. This is so sad. :(

  80. nicegirl says:

    How sad.

    My friend met him years ago, when she lived in Santa Barbara. She had just gone through a horrible breakup from a LTR, and was out one night at a venue with friends (where her EX happened to work part time). She is a very beautiful gal. She and Paul ended up talking (and canoodling) for quite a while that night. She called me as she walked home, and told me how sweet he was, that he had mentioned having a daughter (and I think she said he said something about her living in Hawaii with the mom) – this was maybe 8 years ago? Anyhow, they exchanged numbers. When she spoke with him again, he told her he had heard that her EX was there the night they met and that he (PW) felt bad that they had kissed in front of him (the EX). He thought it was NOT COOL and she never heard from him again. He was nice about it, but she said he did not want to do anything to hurt anyone else. She and I both ended up thinking he was a class act kinda dude. Now to hear of his charitable acts and even his religious upbringing, of course it makes sense. How sad for his daughter and family. RIP.

    • Hakura says:

      Wow, what a lucky friend! (Not that I would assume you (or your friend) aren’t being truthful), but the fact that you mentioned his daughter living in Hawaii with her mom, made me totally believe your story. I read somewhere that they did, & that his daughter (& I’m assuming her Mom) moved from Hawaii to California to be closer to Paul.

      Not that I think your friend was trying to get back at her ex (I’m sure she didn’t *plan* to meet Paul Walker that evening), but what better way to do so than making out with a movie star in front of them? xD

  81. Seán says:

    RIP Paul Walker! He was a solid actor and seemed like a decent guy. But also RIP to his friend who was driving but won’t get the same recognition! Hopefully both families can be allowed to grieve in private and find a way to pull through this!

    • Hakura says:

      You make a very good point. =( The CNN article didn’t even *mention* the identity of the driver, I don’t think… He may not have been a *movie star* humantarian hunk, but he was a person who lost their life, & will be mourned by loved ones, & deserves just as much recognition.

      (I know I’ve been replying to almost every other comment, sorry guys! So many people just had so much to say that I wanted to respond to…)

    • zut alors! says:

      Adding my condolences to the families of the bereaved. I found a nice article about the two of them and their partnership. I hope it’s alright to post the link here.

      http://www.autoweek.com/article/20131201/CARNEWS/131209999

      • Hakura says:

        @Zut alors! – It’s totally okay to post links. =) Thank you for sharing that! I had no idea how accomplished, talented, & great a person Roger Rodas was. He was responsible for helping Paul organize his financial portfolio, & helping to create/found the charity. He was obviously great with cars, & had a major talent for business & money management/investments. =)

        They sounded like wonderful friends, & at the very least, they were doing what they both genuinely loved doing. My utmost condolensces to Roger’s family & friends. =( It sounds like he had tons of good friends in the racing industry & charity circuit.

  82. coco says:

    he was a much better actor than the F&F movies let on. i have one of his movies called Noel, and he is fantastic in it. He played penelope cruz’s bf. think i will go watch it now.
    very sad. my heart goes out to his daughter. RIP Paul.

    • Boxy Lady says:

      Coco, I was just coming here to mention Noel. I loved that movie and loved Paul in it. I will watch it this holiday season with a heavy heart.

    • Andrea says:

      I LOVE that movie as well, and loved his chemistry with Penelope Cruz (not that there’s a girl alive with whom he wouldn’t have great chemistry).

      I’ve been truly sad over this news, which feels so stupid…but I can’t help it. As many on here have said, and according to all who knew him or even met him briefly, he was not just a pretty face — he was a sweet, caring, uncorrupted soul. An exceptionally beautiful man, inside and out. Such a rarity in Hollywood, or anywhere for that matter.

      My heart aches for his daughter, family, and loved ones.

  83. Jane says:

    I just cannot imagine what his family is going through right now. Time to send prayers to the family. They need them.

  84. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Such sad and shocking news. I wasn’t a fan of his acting (pretty one note), but he was certainly beautiful to look at and it seems like he was a lovely and kind man. My thoughts are with his family.

  85. BluRnnr says:

    This is just so very sad, he seemed like a wonderful man and human being. I had a friend and his passenger, when I/we were in HS, die in a similar kind of crash. It was one of the most surreal things I’ve personally ever had to go through. I send nothing but love to his family and friends especially his daughter.

    (Also, I wanted to say, CB, I absolutely applaud you for not including any of the accident pictures. I’ve been avoiding most news sites because I don’t want to see them. I can’t stand when the media immediately starts using aftermath pictures in events such as these. ( I suppose natural disaster coverage is something different.)

  86. Hakura says:

    After reading the 1st part of this story here on CB, I was stunned… (& I had NO idea he was 40!). I immediately went to tell my Mom (who is a huge fan of his & the F&F movies). She burst into tears =(

    It hit us especially hard, because (while not driving a sports car), my Father died in a car crash that (it sounds like) is very similar, when I was very young. He fell asleep on his way to work (very early (like, 4am) in the morning), went off the road & hit a tree (extremely hard…The tree actually died completely as a result). We were just fortunate… in that an off-duty paramedic had been driving right behind him (& apparently had hit his horn, trying to wake him up), & saw the accident. He wrote my Mother a letter… telling her that he’d reached my father within 30 seconds, but that he was already gone. There was no fire, & it appeared to be instant.

    So this was especially heart breaking, due to the personal connection… we can feel the family’s pain, but we *so* wish (for their sake) that like our experience, there had not been fire. That just makes everything more horrific, & we can only pray that Paul & his friend who was driving passed instantly, & without pain. :’(

    I realize that no one is ‘perfect’, but he seemed like a wonderful person, who truly cared about others, & seemed to use his celebrity more for others than himself. That picture of him sitting (while in another country doing charity work) really hit me, & actually made me tear up. I think it says the world about him, & that it was genuinely for those people in need, & *not* because of PR or to get attention like so many others.

    I wish we could do more, but we intend to at least donate what we can to his charity, in his honor. Rest in peace, Paul. You earned it, & may you watch over your family & loved-ones (as lower-case deb said above) ‘from the highways in the sky’. :’(

    • Hakura says:

      (Sorry to add to my already long comment!) I just realized another, sort of weird similarity… Paul’s daughter & mother used to live in Hawaii until relatively recently, I read, when they moved to California to be closer to Paul. After my Dad passed, my mom & I moved to Hawaii, to live with my grandparents (her parents) for a few years.

    • Moi says:

      I’m so sorry and your and your mothers reaction is totally understandable. Even though we do not know these celebrities personally, we as humans can tell when it’s too soon and have a feeling of “this person was a good soul”. My thoughts are with you and yours.

    • miapatagonia says:

      @Hakura Thank you for sharing your story of loss. Given your personal history, I can see how Paul’s death resonates with you. Those of us touched by the death of love ones pay a high price to be in our special club.

    • Hakura says:

      Thank you both so much for your kind replies. =) It mostly makes us just… so *sad* for what we know his family is going to go through. The older I get, the more I realize I have to be grateful every day my mom, (step)Dad, & brother make it from point A to point B safe. & I got to spend 2 very short years with my Dad before he passed, but they were good years… & I know not everyone gets those.

      Paul sounded like a really great Dad (I still can’t believe he had a *15* year old daughter, he looked so young), & while it totally sucks to lose him, I hope one day she can look at how much time she got to have with him, & feel fortunate, instead of just pain.

  87. mrsmc says:

    God bless his soul, he seemed like a wonderful man and father.

  88. Sam H x says:

    Also, my condolences to Roger Rodas wife, kids and family too. I hope both families find solace and support in each other whilst they grieve their loss. I too hope they both died instantly and didn’t suffer. I’m very sorry to hear about your loss Hakura. The grief heals over time but the hole they leave in your hearts is irreplaceable. This is every parents worst nightmare. Simply horrible.

    • Hakura says:

      @Sam H x – Thank you <3 I hope I didn't come across as taking too much attention from Paul's death (by talking about my father's). I didn't think immediately about the similarities, by my mom made a comment… because she also lost a Cousin (who she was close enough to, to consider like a brother) the same exact way (as my father), so this news made her think about the pain those events caused her, so we can empathize with Paul's family. =( (But *anyone* who suffers a loss can empathize, I know.)

      I can't imagine how it feels to be a parent, losing a child, or how Paul's siblings are feeling right now.

      • Sam H x says:

        It’s alright, Hakura. You weren’t at all, it was something that hit close to home for yourself, your mum too and you chose to share it, which is no problem at all. I hope you both found strength, peace and solace in their memories, happy ones you shared. Every life is valuable. Irrespective of someone’s background, losing someone is something we can all universally relate to. Ive lost family members due to illness.

        Although I have seen for myself when relatives have buried their children, it was very upsetting to witness how they fell apart and were completely inconsolable. Someone very near and dear to me buried their child a while back, said never did they ever thought in a million years would they have thought they had to bury their own child. I cannot imagine the pain they feel.

        I just read about the daughter being there at the event and Roger Rodas 8 year old son frantically tried to save his dad. Although reports haven’t been confirmed. What an awful thing for a child to witness. I hope everyone who was there trying to save both men get counselling, its a terrible thing to witness.

      • Hakura says:

        I so appreciate your comments, I really had worried maybe it was a little wrong to talk about my family, when their loved ones should be focused on instead, but I feel much better about it now. Thank you for that =) It’s true, that death is the one thing in life we all have in common… There’s just no escaping it. The best we can do is be there for eachother, & hope others will be there for us too.

        Regarding parents losing their children… My mom ended up having to tell my Dad’s parents what happened. The best way she described it was that my Poppop aged 15 years in 10 seconds. I get the feeling that it can be said for most.

        I didn’t know Paul’s daughter was there =( had heard about Rodas’ children being there, & about what happened with his 8 year old son… It was just sickening… I was so hoping it wasn’t true…It just couldn’t get any worse than that. That poor little boy, he’ll never be totally ‘right’ again, after having seen what he had to. I just hope he didn’t see too much, before he was stopped. I completely agree about therapy for everyone. My (step)Dad is a paramedic, & he says even after 25 years, fire is the one thing…the visceral reaction it causes, that you never forget.

  89. Melymori says:

    In 2005 he visited my country El Salvador, he came here to surf and I remember that everyday in the newspaper we got updates about his visit, how he was so down to earth staying in a local hostal, not a luxiry resort like any movie star would, but a small hostal/restaurant that is part owned by fishermen/surfers, he would take pictures with the local fishermen/surfers and loooooved the waves here. I knew he had traveled to Chile to support the victims there but didn’t braged about it. He truly was a good human being and is a shame he die so young with so much good things to give, I just hope that his loved ones keep his menory alive through his charities.

  90. BluRnnr says:

    Yes, absolutely condolences to both families.

  91. aquarius64 says:

    This is so sudden, and tragic, Condolences to the family and friends. Another guy was driving and the ID and autopsies are delayed because the bodies were burned beyond recognition.

    Fast and Furious 6 comes out on DVD 12/10. Dollar bet there will a run on rental and sales in light of this, sadly.

    Fast and Furious 7 is not completed. The studios is probably scrambling right now.

    In short, this news will run for some time.

  92. ImWithTheBand says:

    My deepest condolences to his family, friends and everyone whose life he touched. I’m especially sending my sincerest sympathies to his daughter – I too lost my father in a car accident when I was 3 years old. Whilst he didn’t die, I lost him to severe brain damage and permanent care in a nursing home. I will never know my father. He has never had, and never will have a quality life. People – please take care on the roads. Life is just too precious. Again, much love to all those who loved him and his fans. Let us help his legacy live on by supporting his charity if we can.

    • Hakura says:

      @ImWithTheBand – I am *so* sorry for your loss… That is absolutely horrible. =( I lost my father to a car accident when I was 2 years old (I mentioned it above, fell asleep on his way to work very early, went off the road & hit a tree).

      But we… were fortunate in that he passed away on impact, none of the absolutely devastating pain & decisions your family has had to experience… that your father has suffered as a result of the accident. I can’t even imagine. Even my Mother was able to see the mercy we were afforded, how we (& he) were fortunate (even in losing him).

      I’m truly sorry for everything your family has experienced. =(

  93. Frida_K says:

    Very sad, very shocking.

    I hope that, as she grows older, his daughter’s loving memories of her father bring her a sense of support rather than enduring grief. She’s a young girl and that is a huge loss for a young person. I hope that her time with her father, brief as it was, will live on in her heart.

    May he rest in peace.

  94. CF98 says:

    Just found out a few hours ago and I really don’t know what to say. What a horrible way to die. I hope it was sudden so he and the driver didn’t suffer.

    May they RIP

  95. Flounder says:

    Beautiful inside and out.

  96. Denise says:

    I barely knew his work, saw him in really just minor roles ages ago but this makes me so sad. I can’t bear the idea that both men’s children were at the event and saw what happened to their fathers. Absolutely heartbreaking.

  97. Adrien says:

    The last time I heard about him, he was appealing for aid for typhoon victims. I know he has his own charitable organization. Now I read he was attending an event to support Philippines relief. That’s heartbreaking.

  98. R.I.P Paul Walker, a beautiful soul. So, so sad

  99. Kelly says:

    So sad!! He sounds like an all around great guy. What a loss!

  100. MisJes says:

    God, my heart feels so heavy every time I think of Paul and his poor little girl. He’s never going to see her leave for university, or walk her down the aisle, or meet his first grandchild. She’s never going to be able to graduate high school with him in the crowd, call him to tell him about her first job or have their first dance at her wedding. It is genuinely distressing to me. My prayers and thoughts are with Meadow, the rest of his family and friends.

  101. Apsutter says:

    Freaking Porsches. Those damn cars are death traps. Whenever I hear about bad car crashes and the driver had a luxury car the first thing I always wonder is if they were driving a Porsche.

  102. Caz says:

    Oh this is sad. I used to watch Eight Degrees Below with my daughter just because Paul was in it. And I’m a F&F fan too. What a nice person. And a beautiful smile. Just sad.

  103. aims says:

    My thoughts and prayers to Paul’s family. He was one of the good ones, and my heart is broken. I wish his loved ones peace at this time, particularly his daughter. It’s beyond reason, and so unbelievably sad.

  104. Mari says:

    When I first saw the news, I was hoping for a mistake. I still can not believe it. He appealed to so many people not just for his stunning good looks but because he seemed so real and authentic, you know? He would be happy to realize fans (and not so fans) saw that.
    Rest in peace Paul. We will always remember you

  105. Ayre says:

    For some reason this news, as distant as it is from my life, is weighing heavily. Beautiful man, gone too soon. My thoughts and love are with his daughter. I hope she can find her peace.

  106. Claudia says:

    What a good soul he was; reading about his interests, kindness, and extensive charity and volunteer work inspires me to be more like him. He set a great example, and clearly had a big heart. My thoughts are with his family and friends. I feel very heartbroken for his daughter– how horrible to lose your father at such a young age.

    Good man, Paul Walker.

  107. Blackbetty says:

    I was never a fan of The Fast and the Furious. Had no idea he had a daughter and did charity work, Very sad.

  108. Difna says:

    We will miss you so much Paul Walker. We are already missing you. God be with his family during thid hurting and trying period. +254 Kenya is already missing you.

  109. Lara Morgana says:

    The first movie I saw him in was Pleasantville. As soon as he came on screen, driving the convertible and flashing that mega-watt smile – well, he kind of took your breath away.

    So so sorry for his loss. It seems he was not only beautiful on the outside but he had a beautiful soul.

  110. Dorothy says:

    What a profound tragedy. So sad. I always just thought of him as an absolutely gorgeous guy that seemed charming. But now to hear, he was truly a warm and genuine person, and with a teenage daughter….gut wrenching. His poor family, love and thoughts out to them. What a loss. That’s why no matter what, and is is a cliche but so very true, tell the people you love them – show them, always. All of you have lost somewhere out there my heart goes out to you, the Holidays without them are the very worst – how any of us even get through it I don’t know.

  111. Virgo says:

    This is a true tragedy and so sad, my heart goes out to his family and friends during this time , he was truly an amazing person and didn’t deserve to go out this way, I hope his family can find peace in their hearts soon as I’m sure he will always be with them….