The cheer of Thanksgiving weekend was stopped short as fans and friends heard the news of Paul Walker’s death. The Fast and the Furious star died in a fiery car crash Saturday afternoon when he and a friend were on their way to attend a charity event.
(What we know thus far, plus new video footage of the car accident from the Associated Press, is posted here.)
The accident is still under investigation, made all the more difficult because of the condition of both the car and the victims within it. However, fans and fellow Hollywood stars have been taking to social media to express their shock, sadness and condolences for the dead actor and his family; he leaves behind a young daughter.
The video report above covers a lot of celebrity and fan reactions to the event. Some other comments included the following:
Vin Diesel: “Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace.”
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: “All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength.. in his light. Love you brother.”
Tyrese Gibson: “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…. Prayer warriors please pray real hard for his only child, his daughter and family…”
Jessica Alba: “#RIPPaulWalker he was a lovely person -so sweet and grounded. My heart goes out to his family.”
View more reactions about Paul Walker’s death in the video above.