Paul Walker's Death

Paul Walker's Death

Updated Dec 06, 2013 at 12:03AM EST by Loli.

Added Dec 01, 2013 at 01:35AM EST by Loli.

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Overview

Paul Walker’s Death refers to the death of the actor Paul Walker in a car accident which occurred in Valencia, Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles.

Background

On November 30, 2013, at approximately 3:30 PM (PST), Walker and Roger Rodas[1] left an event for Walker’s charity Reach Out Worldwide (for victims of Typhoon Haiyan).[2][3] Shortly after leaving in Rodas’ red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, the driver lost control and crashed into a light pole and tree in Valencia, Santa Clarita, California and the vehicle burst into flames.[4][2][5][6] The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department declared the two dead at the scene.[4][7] Coverage was first reported after Walker’s publicist, Ame van Iden, confirmed early reports of his death.[2] Rodas became friends with Walker after meeting at a race track. He became his financial adviser in 2007 and helped to establish Reach Out Worldwide.[8] Rodas was the CEO of Always Evolving, a performance shop for high-end vehicles owned by Walker, located in Valencia.[9] The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office stated that speed was a factor in the crash. Burned rubber and doughnut marks were found in figure 8 patterns on the road near the crash site, but it was not clear to officials if these were related to the crash.[2]



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On Twitter

Some of Paul Walker’s Fast and the Furious colleagues have taken Twitter to express their condolences.







Others who worked with Walker have been posting their thoughts as well via Twitter, including Jessica Alba (Into the Blue), Joshua Jackson (The Skulls), Ryan Phillippe (Flags of Our Fathers) Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That) and James Van Der Beek (Varsity Blues).

On Facebook



“Fast & Furious 7” Production

On December 1st, 2013, Director James Wan and Universal executives held a conference call to discuss the state of the film, whether rewrites would be necessary and how to proceed in a manner that would be respectful to Walker’s death. “Fast & Furious 7”, which was well underway shooting in Atlanta, was on hiatus for the Thanksgiving holiday. Walker, along with the rest of the cast and crew of Fast 7, had been scheduled to return to Atlanta on Sunday to resume shooting the film. [10]

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