‘Fast and Furious’ cast reacts to the passing of Paul Walker


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Many fans were shocked and saddened by the news of the unsuspected passing of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker. The 40-year-old actor was riding along with a friend in his new Porsche when the car spun out of control crashing into a tree, killing both passengers in the accident. The two men were leaving from a charity event to aid the relief effort of the Philippines. The event was hosted by Walker’s very own organization, Reach Out Worldwide.

The news broke Saturday afternoon and was confirmed later that day by Paul’s official Facebook account.

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

Following the heartbreaking news, fans and friends expressed their grief on many social media outlets. Among them were many of Paul Walker’s fellow Fast and the Furious franchise cast members.

Justin Lin (‘Fast and Furious 6’ Director) : In a business that barely requires it, @RealPaulWalker was relentlessly selfless, genuine & trying to be better every day. Love you brother.

Sung Kang (Han):  Missing my brother…

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The Rock (Hobbs): All my strength, love & prayers to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time.

This devastating loss is an important reminder that the best way we can honor our lost loved ones – is by living and loving as greatly as possible.

Love you brother. DJ

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Ludacris (Tej): 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. Paul Walker’s legacy will live on forever. R.I.P.

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Gal Gadot (Gisele): Lost a dear friend today. So sudden and tragic. Hard to believe. Paul was a great man with a big heart and passion for life.

I’m so sad he’s no longer with us. Can’t believe I’m actually writing this. I’m sending my condolences to his family and his precious daughter Meadow.

Rest in peace brother. We will miss you here..

James Wan (‘Fast and Furious 7’ Director): I am so beyond heartbroken right now. I can’t process anything.

Jordan Brewster (Mia Torrento): Paul was pure light. I cannot believe he is gone.

Vin Diesel (Dominic Torrento): Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace.

As far as the cast, no one has been more verbal about Paul Walker’s passing than 2 Fast 2 Furious star, Tyrese Gibson. The two had grown close since the 2003 film.

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Tyrese Gibson (Roman): 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. #HeartOfAnAngel13YrsFamilyForever

We Just Celebrated Your 40th Birthday…..

Less than 24 hours after the confirmation, Tyrese visited the fatal crash site where he was overcome with emotion and broke down in tears.

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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

In his last post, Tyrese released a video of the cast and crew celebrating Walker’s birthday on the set of Fast and Furious 7. The video was recorded last month during the film’s shooting.

Not just a family on camera were a real family #WeJustCelebratedHis40th

Pray for his daughter and family and closest friends, please. This hurts.

Production on Fast and the Furious 7 is currently on break and was scheduled to resume January of next year in Dubai. No word what will happen now with the film’s production schedule.

From all of us here at Nerd Reactor, we would like to send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Paul Walker.

If you would like to donate to his charity. You can find out more information at ReachOutWorldWide.org 

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