You’ve probably already heard but if you haven’t here we go. Paul Walker known for playing Brian O’Connor in the Fast and Furious franchise has tragically died in a car accident. The 40-year-old actor was passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT, which was being driven by friend Roger Rodas.
Its sad when anybody dies but with Paul it was different he was taken too soon, many people have likened his death to that of James Dean who also died in a Porsche. Walker was a great guy and a real petrol head anyone who knew him would tell you that.
The crash happened after a Charity event that Paul was campaigning for, its been said that Rodas was reversing the Porsche but it kept stalling so the pair took it out for a ride to find the problem and sadly crashed and caught fire. Its not known if Walker and Rodas were killed instantly, personally I hope so. It was rumoured the pair were involved in a street race with a Honda S2000 however this has been ruled out.
Walker was in the process of filming Fast and Furious 7. Filming has since been delayed, the film hasn’t been cancelled yet merely postponed giving cast and crew time to mourn. Originally the plan was for there to be a 8th and a 9th film in the series, however I feel now this would be wrong, Brian and Toretto were the two key characters and I feel it would be a disservice to Walker to carry on without him or re-cast him. I hope the 7th will be the last.
My thoughts go out to Walkers family and friends at this time.
RIP Paul you were truly a great guy and were taken too soon.