Fans and celebrities alike are still mourning the loss of Fast & Furious star Paul Walker, who was involved in a fatal car crash in Southern California over the weekend that tragically took the lives of Walker, 40, and the driver of the automobile, 38-year-old Roger Rodas.
While Walker got his start in Hollywood with supporting roles in films like Varsity Blues and She’s All That, it was his portrayal of Brian O’Conner in the popular Fast & Furious franchise that catapulted him to movie stardom and endeared the actor to a universal audience. He went on to star in five of the six films in the franchise and was in production for the seventh installment before his death.
It appears the affable star was as likeable off-screen as the characters he portrayed on-screen as his Fast & Furious co-stars have taken to social media to share their grief.
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 01, 2013
Paul was pure light. I cannot believe he is gone.—
Jordana Brewster (@JordanaBrewster) December 01, 2013
Missing my brother…—
Sung Kang (@sungkang) December 01, 2013
Universal Pictures, the studio that worked closely with Walker in The Fast and the Furious franchise as well as the 2000 film The Skulls, released a statement on Saturday regarding the actor’s death: