The popular actor died in a fiery car collision in Southern California on November 30, 2013. He was 40 years old.
The sad news was confirmed Saturday evening by Walker’s camp via the actor’s official social media accounts as several of the star’s friends, family & fans mourned his death.
Walker’s Fast & Furious co-stars also hit the nets to share memories and photos of the fallen actor.
Prior to his untimely demise, Walker had been working on a major comeback with ‘Fast & Furious 7,’ which was being filmed in Atlanta and now the fate of the movie is up in the air.
Walker shared the photo below via his instagram account last month. He has another film that was scheduled to be released in December called “Hours” which is about the Hurricane Katrina tragedy.
Walker’s eery caption, “I don’t get it. This wasn’t supposed to happen,” rings true to just about everyone who heard of his passing over the weekend.
T.I., who appeared alongside Walker in ‘Takers’ sent out the following condolences to the fallen star:
“I’m shocked & saddened to find that the world has lost such a great spirited person. Paul Walker was not only a passionate, talented actor, he was also a sincere man with a genuine personality, that filled a room immediately upon introduction. My family’s hearts & prayers is extended to his family, especially his daughter. He will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.#RIPPAULWALKER.”
Ludacris hit the tweets soon after hearing of Walker’s death, stating how thankful he was for having met the actor, whose birthday was only a day away from his own.
Tyrese Gibson visited the site of Walker’s crash and shared a photo of some of the debri…
While it would seem it would be a wrap without Walker’s iconic portrayal in the film, TheHollywoodReporter states that it’s still being discussed:
Following the sudden death of Paul Walker, executives at Universal — the studio behind “The Fast & Furious” franchise — met on Sunday to discuss the future of the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Reportedly, there will be a delay in production, but the movie will not be abandoned entirely.
THR reports “Fast & Furious 7” director James Wan met with Universal to discuss the future of the project, how to re-work the script, and “how to proceed in a manner that would be respectful to Walker’s death.”
Walker reprised his role as Brian O’Conner, and had been filming the seventh installment since September of this year.
On Saturday, Universal released their only statement thus far following the tragedy:
“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.”
Fast & Furious favorites Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, and Dwayne Johnson are all back for “Fast & Furious 7,” which was originally scheduled to be released July 11, 2014. The “Fast” franchise has grossed more than $2.3 billion at the worldwide box office.
Meanwhile, THR claims a large part of the movie had been shot, but additional scenes were to be filmed in January in Abu Dhabi with Paul and the main cast.
Gone too soon…