Saturday, November 30, 2013

Paul Walker has died in a tragic accident at age 40

Wow. I'm really shocked right now. Some tragic news this Saturday night as it appears that Paul Walker has died. The Fast and Furious actor was involved in a single car accident driving back from a charity event. Walker was a passenger in the car, and both he and the driver lost their lives. Here is the official post from Walker's 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 you 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 out best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences.- #TeamPW

Reports on this tragedy first came through today from TMZ, but now it has been confirmed. The action star was forty years old, and had a fifteen year old daughter. I can't even imagine what this must be like for his family. My sincere condolences to them during this difficult time.

Walker began his acting career in films such as Pleasantville, Varsity Blues, and She's All That, before breaking onto the scene with the Fast and the Furious franchise. Walker played FBI agent turned street racer Brian O' Connor in seven films. Fast and Furious 7 is set for release on July 11, 2014. The seventh installment in the franchise is currently filming. Walker also appeared in such films as Flags of Our Fathers and Eight Below. This is such tragic news. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.

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