RIP Paul Walker

Actor Paul Walker, best known for his role in the Fast and the Furious movie franchise, died early this morning (last night in the US). He was just 40. According to reports Walker and another person were killed when the driver of a Porsche GT lost control and crashed, bursting into flames. The accident is said to have occurred in Valencia, California, where the actor was attending an open house at Always Evolving Performance Motors. According to fire officials, the single vehicle crash happened at around 3:30 p.m. local time in the Rye Canyon Business Park. A red Porsche had struck a light pole and a tree. Two occupants were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Californian actor began modeling at the age of 2 began working on television shows in 1985 and commercials. Walker’s film career began in 1986, with the horror/comedy film Monster in the Closet. He continued with roles in several other movies without much success: it was not until 1998 that Walker made his feature film debut in the comedy Meet the Deedles, which finally gained him fame. This subsequently led to supporting roles in the movies Pleasantville, Varsity Blues, She’s All That, and The Skulls. In 2001 he got his breakthrough role when he starred opposite actor Vin Diesel in the successful action film The Fast and the Furious. The franchise has spawned 5 sequels with a 6th one being filmed. His other prominent movies are Joy Ride, Into The Blue, Eight Below & Flags Of Our Fathers. He lived in Santa Barbara, California, with his dogs. Paul and his then-girlfriend Rebecca have a daughter, Meadow.

Paul William Walker IV (September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013)

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