‘Fast & Furious’ Stars, Former Co-Stars React to Paul Walker’s Death
Paul Walker‘s tragic death on Saturday not only broke the hearts of his millions of fans, but also those he starred with in the mega-popular Fast & Furious franchise, as well as other celebrities he touched in his too-short life.
Perhaps the most vocal in the days since the 40-year-old actor was killed in a single-car crash just outside of Los Angeles has been Tyrese Gibson, who appeared in four of the films, including the upcoming Fast & Furious 7. In addition to the emotional message he posted on Instagram shortly after Paul’s death, Tyrese also shared their last text message and even visited the crash site, which he also chronicled online.
“My heart is hurting so bad,” Tyrese wrote, along with the above photo. “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 also took debris from the crash scene (below), which he captioned: “I will keep your energy with me forever #AshesOfAnAngel fast family around the world we live you and we love you Paul is the heartbeat of this franchise and were gonna see to it that his energy and presence lives on forever #myhearthurtssobad.”
All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength.. in his light. Love you brother.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 1, 2013
Paul was pure light. I cannot believe he is gone.
— Jordana Brewster (@JordanaBrewster) December 1, 2013
Ludacris captioned the above photo: “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.”
There were also lots of condolences from other celebs, many of whom had worked with Paul over the years:
— Jessica Alba (@jessicaalba) December 1, 2013
Paul was a good dude. Conscientious & not caught up in Hollywood. He knew there was more to life & lived like it. Nice to know you brotha.
— Ryan Phillippe (@RyanPhillippe) December 1, 2013
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) December 1, 2013
— Ali Larter (@TheRealAliL) December 1, 2013
— Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) December 1, 2013
Paul was a truly good person in a town of questionable characters. ..A real life tragedy if there ever was one.
— Rachael Leigh Cook (@RachaelLCook) December 1, 2013