Movie-Still Monday: Paul Walker 1973 – 2013

Paul Walker –The Fast and the Furious (2001)

Actor Paul Walker was killed this past Saturday, November 30, in a car accident. The crash took place in the community of Valencia in Santa Clarita, California. He was the passenger in a friend’s Porsche, which hit a light post and tree and then burst into flames, according to the L.A. County Police Department via the Associated Press/Los Angeles Times. Both victims were attending a charity event for Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW), of which Paul Walker was a founder. Through ROWW, he physically helped out with earthquake relief in both Haiti and Chile following their devastating back to back disasters in 2010. And since then, it’s been around the world responding to natural disasters, including the recent catastrophic typhoon in the Philippines and tornadoes in Illinois.

Walker began working in Hollywood at age two and was best known for the recurring role of Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious franchise. He was working on the latest of the Fast & Furious movies at the time of his death. He also starred in the suspense drama, Hours, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival this year and is set for release later this month. Some of his other movies include Joy Ride, Varsity Blues, Running Scared, Timeline, Takers and another 2013 release, Vehicle 19. He was a great lover of cars, explaining some of his role choices, and making the way he died especially poignant.

Our condolences go out to Paul Walker’s friends, family and fans. He entertained us all and did great service to help those in need. May he rest in peace.

– Myrna E. Duarte

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