Sad news to report: The Fast & Furious franchise’s number two man Paul Walker died yesterday in a car crash in Santa Clarita, California.
According to all reports, he was a passenger in the car and not driving it. He was attending a charity event to help victims of the recent hurricane in the Philippines.
While Mr. Walker also starred in films like Varsity Blues, She’s All That and Pleasantville in the late 1990s, the vast majority of his career in the last decade revolved around the street-racing franchise he helped make world famous. Although Vin Diesel is technically the main actor in the series, Mr. Walker’s former undercover cop Brian O’Connor served as the second half of the duo.
The seventh film in the series was still filming at the time of Walker’s death, and it is currently unknown whether Walker had completed all his scenes for the film, and whether or not it will be released at all.
Paul Walker was 40.