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 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 7:25 PM   
 By:   Senn555   (Member)

Geez.

http://www.tmz.com/2013/11/30/paul-walker-dead-dies-car-accident-fatal-fire-crash/
http://globalnews.ca/news/1001023/actor-paul-walker-dies-in-fiery-crash/

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 8:05 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Well this news sucks. Acting ability aside, I always kind of liked the guy.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 8:14 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Totally unexpected news. Naturally, I figured it was just another dumb hoax earlier, but then I saw that his reps officially confirmed it via his Twitter and Facebook.

While I was never a fan of the Fast & Furious movies, I thought a couple of them were entertaining, and he always seemed like a genuinely pleasant guy in interviews. Sad.

frown

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 8:56 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

This is sad, tragic news. he did seem to a pleasant fellow, at least as far as could be seen in interviews. And also bittersweet and perhaps a bit telling into his character that he was doing charity work that day, doing what he could for others.

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 11:48 PM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

I have to confess I've never seen a movie he's been in (except "Pleasantville" and I can't remember him in that one), but this is truly sad news frown

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 11:51 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Always seemed like he was one of the "Nice Guys" of the industry...condolences...

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Sad and shocking. Paul Walker was full of promise, his work got better and better as his career progressed. His finest role was in The Lazarus Project, a sensitive portrayal of (sadly) a young man coping with his own possible afterlife. He wasn't always full of talent in his roles but always made up for it with enthusiasm, screen presence, and conviction. He will definitely be missed and I'm very sad we will not get to see him grow as an actor.

The following clip is from my favorite Walker film (and favorite Brian Tyler score), The Lazarus Project ... fitting today, and powerful.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

Another example of "speed kills." Walker was a passenger in the car. The guy driving lost control because he was going too fast.

Everybody, slow down. I remind myself of this too.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Another example of "speed kills." Walker was a passenger in the car. The guy driving lost control because he was going too fast.

Everybody, slow down. I remind myself of this too.


We see that too often -- a famous person as a passenger in a speeding car getting killed. I remember getting a ticket as I approached Pocatello Idaho going west on Interstate 15 at more than 100 mph (driving from Helena Montana to Seattle), not racing but playing follow-the-leader with 2 other drivers. The kindly officer who stopped me said "I can't put down how fast you were actually going, because that would automatically be counted as 'reckless driving,' and I don't think you were driving recklessly." Of course not -- Interstate 15 along some of those desolate stretches seems to invite speeding. But I had a passenger and realized that I was responsible for HIS safety as well as for those driving around me, so I put a stop to driving any more than 10 mph over the limit and haven't done so -- intentionally -- since. We just don't consider the possible consequences of speeding. Paul Walker just lost 50 or more years of his life because a friend of his did something stupid behind the wheel. There but for the grace of….

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Every car commercial is about speeding. roll eyes Doesn't help people with their expensive cars think their above the law and can break any traffic law they want. A ticket means nothing to them financially.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

Not one of our greatest actors but I liked him anyway.
Such a waste.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 5:09 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

How ironic that he was killed in a sports car (a Porsche)!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I read a great story earlier. Several years ago, Walker was in a jewelry store when he noticed a young couple shopping for a wedding ring. The man was a soldier, back from Iraq but soon to be deployed again, and they were wanting to get married before he left. However, they could not afford a ring, which was almost $10,000, so Walker bought it for them.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   mnrvason   (Member)

Paul was truly one of the "good guys" in the industry. Everyone who met him and worked with him agreed with that assessment. He created a non-profit charity group that helps millions of disadvantaged children across the globe. He left behind a 15-year-old daughter, Meadow. Tragic doesn't begin to describe the loss of this tremendous human being.

SheriffJoe

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   mnrvason   (Member)

I read a great story earlier. Several years ago, Walker was in a jewelry store when he noticed a young couple shopping for a wedding ring. The man was a soldier, back from Iraq but soon to be deployed again, and they were wanting to get married before he left. However, they could not afford a ring, which was almost $10,000, so Walker bought it for them.

Everything I've heard about the man suggests that this was exactly the kind of person he was in all aspects of his life. Great story and thank you so much for sharing it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I read a great story earlier. Several years ago, Walker was in a jewelry store when he noticed a young couple shopping for a wedding ring. The man was a soldier, back from Iraq but soon to be deployed again, and they were wanting to get married before he left. However, they could not afford a ring, which was almost $10,000, so Walker bought it for them.

Everything I've heard about the man suggests that this was exactly the kind of person he was in all aspects of his life. Great story and thank you so much for sharing it.


When ever someone famous dies we always hear what a saint the person was. Though actions speak louder than words, and he seemed to be the real deal. RIP.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Sad news. I have seen him in Pleasantville, The Skulls, The Fast And The Furious and Joy Ride

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

How Tragic?? A man at his peak, lost forever so sad. RIP

 
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