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Tributes pour in for 'Fast & Furious' star, Paul Walker

Posted Dec 1, 2013 by Mathew Wace Peck
Friends, co-stars and fans of the Hollywood actor Paul Walker have been expressing their shock and sorrow on hearing of the star's untimely death.
U.S. actor Paul Walker  of the film series  The Fast and The Furious  is reported to have died in a ...
U.S. actor Paul Walker, of the film series "The Fast and The Furious" is reported to have died in a car crash in Southern California, his publicist said
With permission by Reuters / Filipe Carvalho
As already reported by Digital Journal 's Al Boe, Walker was killed on Saturday afternoon, in a car crash just outside Los Angeles.
According to BBC News, Walker was travelling as a passenger to a charity event, in a friend's Porsche sports car. Both men "were pronounced dead at the scene," the report says. Walker was just 40 years old.
Walker was best known for playing Brian O'Connor in Universal's Fast & Furious film franchise. He had appeared in all but one of them: the second installment, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006).
The seventh movie in the popular film franchise — Fast & Furious 7 — is directed by James Wan and is scheduled for release date next year: July 11, 2014.
On news of the actor's death, Universal Pictures issued a statement, in which they said, "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 & Furious films, and to countless fans.
Paul Walker (right) and his friend and co-star  Vin Diesel
Paul Walker (right) and his friend and co-star, Vin Diesel
Twitter / Vin Diesel
We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul's family."
Leading the tributes to Walker was Vin Diesel, who was Walker's co-star in five of the Fast & Furious films. He posted his thoughts via his Twitter account: "Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace."
Later, Diesel added another tweet, saying, "My brother and I... we aimed for the stars together... and achieved more than we ever hoped we could with f&f."
Elsewhere, the actor's publicists shared their thoughts on his Facebook page:
It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. - #TeamPW
Another of Walker's co-stars, Ludacris, used Instagram to pay tribute, writing, "Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark, we were like brothers & our birthdays are only 1 day apart, now You will forever hold a place in all of our hearts @paulwalker legacy will live on forever. R.I.P"
Fans from all over the world have been adding their thoughts on his death, a few of which were sent to the BBC:
I was truly saddened by the death of Paul Walker. Fast and Furious will not be the same without you Paul [Felix, Botswana].
It breaks my heart knowing that my Idol past away, I have been a big fan of Paul Walker. He will always stay in our hearts [Lorgina, Philippines].
He was a real actor. Fast & Furious is incomplete without him. My deepest condolences to his family; may his soul rest in peace. Thanks for all Paul Walker. I'll miss you [Jasper, Bangladesh].
I met Paul Walker in May at the Fast & Furious 6 UK Premiere, what a wonderful man, so nice and always willing to have a laugh with his fans. Waking up to this incredibly sad news is so horrible, shocked. RIP [Dex, United Kingdom].
Actors like Walker become a part of our lives, they entertain, inspire and sometimes take us to places we've never been through their roles in movies. I will greatly miss him." [Lemuel, Zambia].
Paul Walker: born September 12, 1973; died November 30, 2013.
Fans gather and place flowers at the scene of a fiery crash that killed  Fast and Furious  actor Pau...
Fans gather and place flowers at the scene of a fiery crash that killed "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker in the Santa Clarita area of Los Angeles on December 1, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Phil McCarten
Fans gather and place flowers at the scene of a fiery crash that killed  Fast and Furious  actor Pau...
Fans gather and place flowers at the scene of a fiery crash that killed "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker in the Santa Clarita area of Los Angeles December 1, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Phil McCarten
Fans gather and place flowers at the scene of a fiery crash that killed  Fast and Furious  actor Pau...
Fans gather and place flowers at the scene of a fiery crash that killed "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker in the Santa Clarita area of Los Angeles December 1, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Phil McCarten