Stars React To The Death Of Paul Walker
Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson attend the 'Fast & Furious 6' World Premiere on May 7, 2013 (Getty)
Last night the shocking news of actor Paul Walker's untimely death spread quickly around the internet—for a short time people believing it was another celebrity death hoax. Unfortunately it was not—Walker died in a car crash on Saturday afternoon just outside of Los Angeles as he was departing a "Reach Out World Wide" Foundation charity event with a friend, who was driving at the time (more details are slowly coming out regarding the crash, and we'll have more on that today).
Reactions from the world filled up social media platforms, and below are those from his friends, colleagues, and others in the entertainment industry.
Sad and shocked to hear about Paul Walker. Knew him. Liked him. Rest in peace.— scott foley (@scottkfoley) December 1, 2013
Paul Walker was probably the most beautiful American movie actor of the past two decades.— Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) December 1, 2013
Paul was a good dude. Conscientious & not caught up in Hollywood. He knew there was more to life & lived like it.— philz (@RyanPhillippe) December 1, 2013
Nice to know you brotha.
Paul was a truly good person in a town of questionable characters.— Rachael Leigh Cook (@RachaelLCook) December 1, 2013
..A real life tragedy if there ever was one.
Tyrese shared his last exchange with Walker, and also wrote: "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..."
And Universal Pictures released this statement: "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 was 40-years-old, and he leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter, Meadow Rain Walker.