Paul Walker dead at 40

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  1. Dream

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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/11/act...urious/#utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    Wow. RIP. :(

    Sad news. I thought he was great in the Fast movies.
     
  2. Mr Light

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    I'm hearing 50% saying it's a hoax...
     
  3. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Captain Captain

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    foxnews also just confirmed it.
     
  4. Kira's Mom

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    It's not a hoax, I'm afraid. The AP and ABC News have confirmed it. I just read it on Huffingtion Post.

    So sad. :( Can't say I was a fan, but he was too damn young.
     
  5. indianatrekker26

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    R.I.P. What a horrible ordeal to go through during Thanksgiving for his family.
     
  6. Gary Mitchell

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    Rest in peace. Any reason why people would think that it's a hoax?
     
  7. Trekker4747

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    A hoax-debunking website posted something about it, the story also reads like a hoax as the crash is a bit "over described" by saying the car "crashed and then exploded." It's more likely the car crashed.... caught on fire.... exploded. And even then more of a "WOMF!" like when you light your gas-grill after it's been on for a moment too long than a Hollywood-style car explosion.

    But when you take a man who's mostly known for starring in movies with over-the-top car stunts and explosions and report a story about him being in a car crash/explosion it's easy to raise an eyebrow in skepticism.

    Paul Walker is one of those actors I only think about when I see a F&F trailer or movie. He's barely on my radar as, well, what else has he really been in of note? (Varsity Blues?)

    And this way of dying is, well, rather "ironic" in a way. Still sad to see a man as young as him die in such a way leaving behind loved ones. And seemed like a pretty decent guy from what I've seen of him in the media.

    Sad to see it happen.
     
  8. Guy Gardener

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    Oh Thank god.

    Maybe this means that they will finally release Throb on DVD.

    (I looked through his imdb listing and that was my only positive reaction. Egad Timeline is so fricking dull.)
     
  9. Robert Maxwell

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    I, too, was confused by the initial claims that it was a hoax, and the obvious irony of him dying in a fiery car wreck made me skeptical.

    Sad to hear it's true, though. I was never a big fan but that's a shitty way to go, and way too young.
     
  10. indianatrekker26

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    i always liked Paul Walker in Pleasantville.
     
  11. Australis

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    Just heard this. Never a big fan of the franchise, but a damn shame nonetheless.
     
  12. DarthPipes

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    RIP, Paul Walker. Sad, sad news.
     
  13. Locutus of Bored

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    Damn, that's terrible news. It's always a shame when someone dies so suddenly and so young. RIP. :(
     
  14. doubleohfive

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    Just saw the news on my phone. A terrible loss at any age, let alone an age as young as forty. RIP Paul Walker and his friend/driver.
     
  15. Data Holmes

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    Sad news.


    I do wonder how this will effect the F&F franchise.
     
  16. Guy Gardener

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    Franchise is generous.
     
  17. Base_Delta_Zero

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    That's awful. I liked Walker. Running Scared is one of my favorite movies. Seemed like a nice guy in interviews. Sorry bout his kid. What a shitty thing to have happen, especially around the holiday. I was hoping it was a hoax since it was a car crash...:(
     
  18. DarthPipes

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    Like or hate it, it was a massively successful franchise.
     
  19. Mojochi

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    Of course, no age is fitting for this kind of tragic end, but I hadn't even realized he was already 40. He still barely looked 30. Seems like a loss of a good person, nice guy, coming back from his charity event, wasn't even driving... sad
     
  20. Snaploud

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    This is so weird. I just flipped the channel to watch a scene with Paul Walker in Fast and the Furious airing on Bravo. I turned my head and saw the news story on my computer.

    RIP
     
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