As AP previously reported, 40-year old Paul Walker, Hollywood actor famous for the “Fast and Furious” series died on Nov. 30 in a car crash. The car crash killed Walker along with one other person, north of Los Angeles, according to Walker’s publicist.
A statement on the actor’s Facebook page said he was a passenger in a friend’s car, and that Walker was in the area to attend a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. Walker is survived by his 15-year-old daughter.
“We are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news,” the statement said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said that deputies found a car engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision in the community of Valencia. Two people who were found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.
The Santa Clarita Signal reports a red Porsche crashed into a light pole and tree and burst into flames. Walker was working on “Fast & Furious 7” at the time of his death. He also starred in the suspense drama, “Hours,” which is set for release this month.
Walker’s co-star from the “Fast 5” film, martial arts expert Geoff Meed expressed his condolences regarding Walker’s untimely death, and briefly shared some of his memories of working with Walker.
“I had met Paul Walker at the hotel we were staying at for Fast 5 my first day in Puerto Rico. He was casual, but not overly friendly,” Meed said.
“A couple of days later, after Dwayne Johnson and we (his team) had finished another day of training with the special forces drug enforcement police, everyone went out for dinner across the street from the hotel,” he recalled.
“That day, the trainers were having me help out because of my prior tactical training. They had asked me to go on a drug raid with them that weekend. One of the cast relayed that story at the dinner table,” Meed added.
“Paul looked over at me. I said, “Yeah, I’ll be the first guy shot. The dumb ass white guy filming it all with his cell phone.” Paul laughed really hard, he seemed to find it really funny,” he wrote.
“After that night, he was the nicest guy to me, always greeting me with a hand shake or hand to the shoulder. I was only around him for 3 months, but can only feel extremely heart broken and said to hear he has left us much too soon. Rest In Peace,” Meed said.
“All of us at Universal are heartbroken,” Universal Pictures said in a statement. “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.”
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