Paul Walker's 'Fast & Furious' Co-Stars Pay Tribute To The Actor
As news of Paul Walker’s sudden death continues to spread, friends and co-stars of the actor are paying tribute to Walker via social media.
Walker died on Saturday, Nov. 30, in a fiery car crash that also killed Walker’s friend, driver Roger Rodas, in Valencia, Calif. Walker is best known for staring in the Fast & Furious franchise as Brian O’Connor. He has stared in all but one of the six films already released and was in the middle of filming Fast & Furious 7 at the time of his death. While production has temporarily shut down, the cast and crew of Walker’s ‘Fast Family’ have reached out to fans to pay tribute to the actor on Twitter and Instagram.
Tyrese Visits Crash Site
Tyrese Gibson, who joined the franchise in 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), has been updating Instagram and Twitter regularly since Walker’s death. His initial reaction was, understandably, one of complete shock, in which he wrote “no one can make me believe this is real.”
He also shared his fondness for Walker in a series of tweets and Instagram posts celebrating the fun the duo had on set, including a short video of Walker celebrating his birthday on the set of Fast & Furious 7 – he just turned 40.
We made moment count couldn't get anything done cause we were having too much fun https://t.co/Qv2cGONMHo
— Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) December 1, 2013
Tyrese visited the crash site on Sunday to pay his respects and mourn with those who set up vigil there Saturday night. He took away a piece of the crash and posted another photo on Instagram to commemorate his friend, writing, “I will keep your energy with me forever #AshesOfAnAngel fast family around the world we live you and we love you Paul is the heartbeat of this franchise and were gonna see to it that his energy and presence lives on forever #myhearthurtssobad."
Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, More Reactions From 'Fast & Furious'
Vin Diesel and Jordana Brewster, both members of the original The Fast and the Furious cast, paid their respects as well.
My brother and I….. We aimed for the stars together….and achieved more than we ever hoped we could with F&F pic.twitter.com/c57j1kqjio
— Vin Diesel (@OffVinDiesel) December 1, 2013
Paul was pure light. I cannot believe he is gone.
— Jordana Brewster (@JordanaBrewster) December 1, 2013
Diesel also took to Twitter on Monday to thank fans for their support.
I just want to thank each and everyone of you for showing incredible support yesterday with your lovely messages, so touching…
— Vin Diesel (@OffVinDiesel) December 2, 2013
Other co-stars, Dwayne Johnson and Ludacris and Fast & Furious directors Justin Lin and James Wan also expressed their sadness on social media sites.
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 1, 2013
Ludacris, who made his Fast & Furious debut in 2 Fast 2 Furious as well, paid tribute to the actor on Instagram.
In a business that barely requires it, @RealPaulWalker was relentlessly selfless, genuine & trying to be better every day. Love you brother
— Justin Lin (@trailingjohnson) December 1, 2013
I am so beyond heartbroken right now. I can't process anything.
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) December 1, 2013
Fate Of 'Fast & Furious 7'
No official announcement has been made regarding the fate of Fast & Furious 7, but it has been reported that Universal Studios held a meeting over the weekend to discuss how to move forward. Should the film continue, it will no doubt require major re-writes. Reports suggest that a majority of the film has already been shot as production began in September; however rumors have arisen that this week Walker was expected to shoot some key scenes for the film.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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