On Saturday (November 30), it was announced that actor Paul Walker, known for his involvement in the Fast and the Furious franchise, died in a car accident in Santa Clarita, California.
Walker, 40, was attending a charity event for his organization, Reach Out Worldwide, when the driver of the vehicle he was riding in somehow lost control, according to tmz.com.
Many actors, rappers, and other entertainment personalities took to social media to mourn and share their condolences upon hearing the news.
Ludacris, who starred with Walker in several Fast and the Furious films, was among those who reacted, posting a photo on Instagram accompanied by the message, “Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark, we were like brothers & our birthdays are only 1 day apart, now You will forever hold a place in all of our hearts @paulwalker legacy will live on forever. R.I.P.”:
Tyrese, who also starred with Walker in his extremely popular franchise, also posted extensive thoughts, referring to walker as “family.” “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… #HeartOfAnAngel13YrsFamilyForeverWeJustCelebreatedYour40thBirthday….. My God… My God… I can’t believe I’m writing this”:
Tyrese continued, posting, “At least I got to say I love you…. #OurLastExchange but our laughs and moments will live forever #ThisIsWorstThanMyWorstNightmare #GodiLoveYouAndiwillneverquestionYou…. But this I just don’t understand #PaulForeverFamily #MyHeartHurtsSoBad please pray for his daughter and family…”:
Finally, rappers Game and Xzibit joined the litany of people expressing their condolences. Game wrote, “Sad news about a dear friend. @PaulWalker, one of the best actors & for damn sure a great friend to me & I’m sure everyone else died today in a fiery car crash. This saddens me & is a definite reminder of how short life is. When I woke up this morning this is definitely not what I thought I’d have to post at some point during the day. My sincerest condolences & prayers are with his entire family…… A TRUE FRIEND was lost today & will be missed. Rest In Peace Paul………….”:
Wow! Horrible horrible news. RIP PAUL WALKER. prayers go out to his friends and family at this difficult time. #crazy.
— XZIBIT (@xzibit) December 1, 2013
Walker is survived by a 15-year-old daughter. HipHopDX would like to extend its condolences to the friends and family of Paul Walker at this time.