Gone Too Soon: Acclaimed actor Paul Walker dies in horrific car crash

Fans all over the world are in shock – Hollywood heartthrob Paul Walker dies in a devastating car crash.

The Glendale, California native was attending a charity event for his organization, Reach Out Worldwide, in the community of Valencia in Santa Clarita. The event was to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

On November 30, at approximately 3:30 PM, passenger Walker and his male friend drove away in the friend’s 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, shortly after leaving the event. Somehow, the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a light pole and tree. Soon the vehicle burst into flames. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department declared the two dead at the scene. Walker was 40. He is survived by his 15-year-old daughter – his only child.

During the course of his 25 year plus acting career, the ultra talented Walker developed an extensive list of credits under his belt. Despite this, he first became famous for his role in the 1999 hit teen film Varsity Blues, and then later became internationally known as the streetwise undercover cop Brian O’Conner in the hit making Fast and the Furious film series opposite Vin Diesel. He was featured in all the Furious sequels except 2006’s Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

Many social media sites, especially Twitter have exploded with reactions to Walker’s untimely death. Many of his fellow celebrity friends have also expressed their heartfelt condolences:

Vin Diesel: “Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace.”

Tyrese Gibson: “My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real Father God I pray that you send clarity over this cause I just don’t understand. My heart hurts it’s broken no one can convince me that this is real. Prayer warriors please pray real hard for his only child, his daughter and family…”

Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges: “Your humble spirit was felt from the start; wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark…”

Nick Cannon: “Rest in Peace to a true light, Paul Walker. To be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord.”

At the time of his passing, he was working on The Fast and the Furious 7, which is due out in July of next year. Mr. Walker, you were an irreplaceable gem in Hollywood and you will be sorely missed. R.I.P

Ashly is a freelance writer and poet from Baltimore, MD.
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