Paul Walker’s Fast & Furious co-stars have led the tributes to the late actor who was involved in a fatal car crash in Los Angeles yesterday afternoon.
Walker was on his way to an event for his charity Reach Out Worldwide when his red Porsche, driven by a friend who also died, crashed in the community of Valencia and burst into flames.
The 40-year-old actor had been filming the seventh instalment of the franchise alongside long-term co-stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson and new addition Jason Statham.
Following the news of his death, those who had worked alongside him on the action films – in which he played undercover agent Brian O’Conner – took to social media to pay tribute.
Vin Diesel – who plays street racer Dominic Toretto – posted a photo of himself and Walker on Instagram with the caption, “Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace.”
He also tweeted his condolences to the family of the late actor who leaves behind a teenage daughter, Meadow.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who has featured in the franchise since the fifth film, also took to Twitter to send his best to Walker’s relatives “during this heartbreaking time”.
Tyrese Gibson, who plays Roman Pearce in the series, posted a picture with Walker on his Facebook page with the words, “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.”
Rapper Ludacris – who stars as Tej Parker in several Fast & Furious films, most recently working on production of the seventh – remembered Walker’s “humble spirit” on Instagram.
Meanwhile, Fast & Furious 7 director, James Wan, told his followers he was “beyond heartbroken right now.”
And while the Fast & Furious family have been left reeling from Walker’s death, stars of film, television and music also took to Twitter in reaction to the news: