On Saturday afternoon, actor Paul Walker — best known for his leading role in Universal's Fast and Furious franchise — died in a car accident in Santa Clarita, California. He was 40 years old.
Since then, many of Walker's Fast and Furious costars have taken to Twitter and Instagram to express their grief and pay tribute:
Brother, I will miss you very much. Heaven has gained a new angel. Rest in peace xxx— Vin Diesel (@REAL_VinDiesel) December 1, 2013
My brother and I.....we aimed for the stars together....and achieved more than we ever hoped we could with f&f pic.twitter.com/TWWdoaEX1D— Vin Diesel (@REAL_VinDiesel) December 1, 2013
Although I'm totally heartbroken to of lost a brother....I feel honoured and blessed to of known such a wonderful guy pic.twitter.com/Hu0dnHiCRC— Vin Diesel (@REAL_VinDiesel) December 1, 2013
I just want to thank each and everyone of you for showing incredible support yesterday. Your messages were inspiring and emotional.. xxxxx— Vin Diesel (@REAL_VinDiesel) December 2, 2013
Paul was pure light. I cannot believe he is gone.— Jordana Brewster (@JordanaBrewster) December 1, 2013
All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength.. in his light. Love you brother.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 1, 2013
Love you brother. http://t.co/ULg9ROVrSQ— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 1, 2013
Still Can't believe it, So sad & so tragic. I wish it was just a bad dream. :( pic.twitter.com/d7n3Kftlg2— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) December 2, 2013
My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real Father God I pray that you send… http://t.co/CnKblb3PWu— Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) December 1, 2013
We made moment count couldn't get anything done cause we were having too much fun http://t.co/Qv2cGONMHo— Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) December 1, 2013
My friend and mentor John rushed to my home to be my side and we sat up for hours to just talk about… http://t.co/8rp3uZ1IlK— Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) December 2, 2013
Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark,… http://t.co/nUiPPIU9Bb— Ludacris (@Ludacris) December 1, 2013
Missing my brother...— Sung Kang (@sungkang) December 1, 2013
Director Justin Lin:
In a business that barely requires it, @RealPaulWalker was relentlessly selfless, genuine & trying to be better every day. Love you brother— Justin Lin (@trailingjohnson) December 1, 2013
It's unclear how Walker's death will affect the future of the Fast & Furious franchise. Walker was in the process of filming Fast & Furious 7, which is currently slated for release in July 2014.
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