The death of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker has sent shock waves not only through America, but the UK too. Walker was killed in a car crash after his friend lost control of a Porsche GT which smashed into a pole and a tree.
The 40-year-old was attending an event for his charity Reach Out Worldwide and decided to take a Porsche GT out for a spin, with a friend. The super-car spun out of control in California yesterday afternoon, before it burst into flames.
British celebs took to Twitter to reveal their shock and sorrow at the loss of a talented actor:
No way! RIP Paul Walker, WTF
— PREDITÁH (@preditah) December 1, 2013
Genuinely sad about Paul Walker. May he rest in peace. #TeamPW
— Ace (@DJAce) December 1, 2013
Crap!!! Can not BELIEVE that Paul Walker is dead… And they were in the middle of making #Fast7! It's so sad!
I am so sad to hear about #paulwalker I was just talking about him during an interview in Dublin on Friday. Shocked!! Wow. RIP :-(
— Keisha Buchanan (@keisha_buchanan) December 1, 2013
Rest in Peace Paul Walker #TeamPW
— Ashley Thomas (@Bashy) December 1, 2013
Many thought his death was a hoax:
I was awake when the news about Paul Walker hit the net & I went sleep hoping it would fade out as a romour. R.i.p. Paul Walker
— EPisode 3 Out 2014 (@JoeGrindSN1) December 1, 2013
Very sad to hear about Paul Walker. I was hoping it was another twitter hoax. May he rest in peace. #RIPPaulWalker
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) December 1, 2013
Though most were just devastated that at only 40, the ‘beautiful legend’ had lost his life so tragically.
So so sad. RIP Paul Walker… Such a talented and Blessed individual.. keeping Paul and his family in my prayers… :( so sad.
— Alexandra Burke (@alexandramusic) December 1, 2013
My Donny from Fast & Furious Is Gone ….Just like that ………Paul walker aka Brian …The best driver ……Gone……R.I.P..
— Wiley (@WileyUpdates) December 1, 2013
RIP PAUL WALKER beautiful legend I hope your family can heal from your loss god bless you
Devastating news about Paul Walker. One of the loveliest people I've ever interviewed. And was my first ever. Crush. Love to his family.
— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) December 1, 2013
— Noel Clarke (@NoelClarke) December 1, 2013
I'm sad to hear the news #PaulWalker has died. He was my no.1
Walker leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter.