It was too ironic for anyone to believe. When the news broke, many were like myself, under the impression that this was yet another Twitter hoax. But sadly, it has been confirmed that Paul Walker did indeed perish this afternoon in a fatal car accident while attending a charity event for Reach Out Worldwide in Santa Clarita, CA. He was apparently a passenger in a friend’s car when the accident occurred. The tragic event was confirmed via Paul Walker’s official Twitter account.
— Paul Walker (@RealPaulWalker) December 1, 2013
Only 40 years old, Walker was best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious movie series. Some of Walker’s best moments on film showed him bossing it up behind the wheel, which makes it that much more tragic that he had to go in such a fashion. Outside of the big screen, Walker was known to be one hell of a good guy, and surely he’ll be missed by his many fans and co-stars, who have already began mourning all over social networks.
My favorite Paul Walker film was Running Scared, which explored his grittier acting style as a novice Mafia thug fighting for survival. It’s a shame we’ll no longer be able to enjoy his work moving into the future. If you’re a Paul Walker fan as well, share with us which one of his movies was your favorite in the comments below.