Celebrities mourn the death of Paul Walker
Yesterday, actor Paul Walker was killed in a tragic car accident in California.
The 40-year-old was reportedly travelling in the passenger seat of a Porsche near Los Angeles when the car lost control, killing both Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, who was driving the vehicle.
TMZ reported the news of the accident, saying the Porsche hit a pole or a tree before it burst into flames.
The actor was best known for his roles in 'The Fast and the Furious’ movie franchise, and was regarded as one of the most grounded people in Hollywood.
Social media has since been flooded with tributes to the star, with celebrities and costars paying their respects with emotional and heartfelt messages.
Vin Diesel, who starred alongside Walker in 'The Fast and the Furious,’ took to Instagram to share a photo of the pair on the red carpet.
“Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace,” he captioned.
Ludacris also bid an emotional farewell to the star, posting a photo to his Instagram account of the cast holding hands along with the title “Thankful for the Fast Family.”
"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," the rapper continued.
Universal Studios have released a statement saying it was “heartbroken” at the loss of one its members.
"Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the Fast and Furious films, and to countless fans.”
Jessica Alba was another costar and friend to honour the actor on her Instagram account, posting a close-up shot of the 40-year-old smiling.
“#RIP #PaulWalker He was such a sweet and grounded guy -my heart goes out to his family #sosad,” she wrote.
The actor rose to fame in 1999 after starring in the movie, ‘Varsity Blues.’ He was reportedly in his last week of filming for the ‘Fast and Furious 7’ movie, and was set to release another film later this month.
— Paige Ahearn