The shocking news that Paul Walker had died in a horrific crash, hit Twitter on a slow Saturday night on Thanksgiving weekend.
It has become a normal thing to hear about celebrity death hoaxes and many reacted thinking that was the case with Paul Walker, when the news was first made public.
Paul Walker was only 40-years-old and with his clear blue eyes, easy smile, talent, and modesty had many fans around the world.
His Twitter account was one of the first indications that he had really been killed in a car crash while attending a charity event in Santa Clarita, California to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. That was Paul Walker. A giving human being.
Immediately, after confirmation made it apparent that he had passed away, an outpouring of support and heartfelt sympathy started hitting everybody’s timeline.
This writer was actually researching another story, when I noticed one of the headlines on another entertainment website about Paul Walker’s death.
Such a young life taken all too soon, with so much in front of him, not only professionally, but in his many endeavors, especially his charitable efforts to help those in need around the world.
Paul Walker was known for playing Brian O’Conner on the Fast And Furious franchise, of which he was filming the seventh installment at this time.
Twitter has been the place for fans and colleagues alike, to leave condolence messages as many are in different parts of the world working.
Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were killed, when the red Porsche they were in hit a post in a single vehicle accident and burst into flames, according to police and witnesses.
Several of his Fast And Furious co-stars have left messages on the site.
— Paul Walker (@RealPaulWalker) December 1, 2013
R.I.P My Brother, Paul Walker
— Dwayne Johnson (@RockOfficiaI) December 1, 2013
Rest in Peace my friend @RealPaulWalker..you inspired me so much with your dedication to help others and nature.. you will be missed.
— Joe Taslim (@Joe_Taslim) December 1, 2013
I am in total shock at the news of Paul's death. My heart,strength and love goes out to his family. A truly honest h… http://t.co/8M0G7vfLYH
— Luke Evans (@TheRealLukevans) December 1, 2013
Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. RIP. pic.twitter.com/leCBT0sZkG
— Vin Diesel (@OffVinDiesel) December 1, 2013
Heavy heavy heart tonight. Paul Walker was a genuinely good, sweet, kind, laid back, loving person. Sending much love to his family.
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) December 1, 2013
Paul Walker, actor, producer, humanitarian, father, friend. Dead at the age of 40.