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Fast & Furious star Paul Walker has died in a car crash

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Solemn news to start off this week, as reports came in early yesterday morning that Paul Walker, best known for playing the role of Brian O’Conner in six out of seven Fast & Furious films, has died in a car crash at age 40.


Walker, widely known for his generous charity work, was attending a car show and toy drive at the Always Evolving Performance Motors shop in Valencia, California, which Walker has business ties to . The event had been organized by his Reach Out Worldwide charity organization as a benefit for families left stricken by the recent devastating typhoon in the Philippines.

According to a witness report, Walker and “his buddy”, who is still remaining unnamed, decided to take a new Porsche GT out on a joyride. The unknown man was behind the wheel, and seemingly lost control of the car, hitting a lamp post at high speed, causing the sports car to explode in flames.

Friends at the event and employees of the shop heard the crash and rushed to the scene to assist. They tried put out the flames, with one witness saying that they “went through fire extinguishers”, but they were not successful reaching the two men who were trapped in the mangled wreckage. Both men were declared dead on the scene by emergency services personnel when they arrived shortly thereafter.

A look the first pic of the wreck shows the devastating condition the car was in.


It is uncertain what Walker’s untimely passing means for Fast & Furious 7 which is currently still busy filming, with production scheduled to move to Abu Dhabi in January. According to one report, most of the filming had already been completed for Universal’s blockbuster sequel with the cast and crew currently on holiday before returning for the final portion of the shoot.

As it was strongly hinted at in the past that Fast & Furious 7 would be the start of a new trilogy of films, much like the stories of the fourth, fifth and sixth films shared narrative throughlines, Walker’s death would certainly affect the plans for the franchise in a major way.

Universal, for whom the Fast & Furious franchise is currently their biggest and most profitable property, issued this statement in response to Walker’s death.

“All of us at Universal are heartbroken. 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 and Furious’ films, and to countless fans. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul’s family.”

Walker is survived by his teenage daughter, Meadow.

Last Updated: December 2, 2013


  1. Sad news.


  2. Vampyric Squirrel of the Sith

    December 2, 2013 at 09:02

    Sad news indeed.

    There are rumours that the driver of the car was a professional race driver and personal friend to Walker.

    They chose the wrong car to take for a joy ride, that model of Porsche is a car that’s said to “feel like it’s always trying to kill you”.


    • Skyblue

      December 2, 2013 at 09:04

      Ex-race car driver and they were good friends. I remember the Top Gear show when Jeremy said exactly that.


      • Vampyric Squirrel of the Sith

        December 2, 2013 at 09:25

        Clarkson wasn’t the only person to say that though… apparently the Porsche test driver said the same thing before it was released.


    • TiMsTeR1033

      December 2, 2013 at 09:10

      I really hope they find a way to make his death, tell the best story and end Fast and furious once and for all. Plus give the guy some major credit as FF wouldn’t be what it is today without him.


      • Kervyn Cloete

        December 2, 2013 at 09:26

        They won’t end the franchise. It’s the biggest thing by several margins in Universal’s stable, and as I mentioned in the article, up to FF9 was already planned out. This will severely change the direction of the story though.


  3. Skyblue

    December 2, 2013 at 09:03

    Very sad.

    My fav movie of Mr Walker was Running Scared, great flick.


  4. RyseandRepeat

    December 2, 2013 at 09:14

    really sad news man. Crap way to wake up on a Sunday.


  5. Rock789

    December 2, 2013 at 09:23

    Very sad news. Was genuinely shocked when I heard about it.


  6. Trebzz

    December 2, 2013 at 09:30

    Wonder which actor will be in Hitman now?


  7. JHN

    December 2, 2013 at 09:39

    Holy shit there is nothing left of that car!


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