Paul Walker, the 40-year-old star of the "Fast and Furious" film series, died in a car accident on Saturday which prompted those who worked closest with him in the famed movies to react.
- (Photograph Instagram/ Tyrese)
While Walker is an experienced driver, he was the passenger in a vehicle driven by a friend before both lost their lives. Walker's team took to his Facebook and Twitter accounts to confirm the devastating news.
"It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives," Walker's team wrote. "We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences."
A number of celebrities took to their social media accounts to react to the sad news.
Vin Diesel, the actor who co-starred with Walker since the beginning of the "Fast and Furious" film series in 2001, took to Instagram to react to the sad news.
"Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless," Diesel wrote. "Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace."
Ludacris, the rapper and co-star of the "Fast and Furious" film series alongside Walker posted a poem for the late actor on his Instagram account.
"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 wrote.
Tyrese, the R&B singer and Walker's co-star in the "Fast and Furious" film series, called for prayer while dealing with the loss of his friend.
"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....," Tyrese wrote. "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."
Before he died, Walker and his co-stars were working on filming the seventh installment of "Fast and Furious 7," slated for a Summer 2014 release.