Actor Paul Walker, 40, best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in The Fast and the Furious movies, was killed Saturday in a fiery single-car wreck in Southern California. The 40-year-old Walker was riding in a red Porsche GT about 3:30 p.m. when the sports car flew off the road and slammed into a tree in Santa Clarita, authorities and witnesses said. The car burst into flames.
Jim Torp, who was at the Charity event Walker attended before the accident, said friends of the actor and race-car driver were trying to make sense of the horrific crash and its grim parallel to Walker’s movie franchise. “It’s strange, (Walker) made his movies. He lived his life and he died fast and furious today. He loved speed, he loved cars, and he had to die this way. He died in a very fast car with his friend.”
I personally loved all of the Fast & Furious films. They were mindlessly fun action movies with loud, big car chases, but it is painfully ironic that Walker died in a car crash given the film series he is known for. My personal favorite movie that Paul Walker has acted in was 2006’s Running Scared, an underrated film filled with good-old fashioned ultra violence. Check it out.
As for James Wan’s Fast & Furious 7, the new entry in the series, it is in the middle of filming and how Paul Walker’s death will affect the rest of the Production has yet to be seen. R.I.P. Paul Walker… you died as you had lived, Fast and Furiously. You will be missed. Bro.