Vale Paul Walker
A fiery car crash claimed the life of Paul William Walker IV (age 40) on Saturday, November 30, 2013. He was a passenger being driven from a charity event he had just attended, and according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred in Valencia CA, an enclave inside the city of Santa Clarita CA, at around 5:30 PM. He was a native of Glendale, CA.
He will be best remembered for his appearances in the last five of the six “Fast & Furious” movies, playing the part of a law enforcement officer named Brian O’Conner. The seventh movie in that series is currently in production. His first credited appearance as a child actor was in the movie, “Monster in the Closet,” (1986) at age 13.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to his many friends and fans, as well as his daughter Meadow Rain, and his other surviving family members.
Contributed by Fred T. Beeman
Paul William Walker IV (September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013) was an American actor. He began his early career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel. Walker gained prominence with breakout roles in coming-of-age and teen films such as She’s All That and Varsity Blues. In 2001, Walker gained international fame for playing Brian O’Conner, one of the lead protagonists in the street racing action film The Fast and the Furious, and would reprise the role in its sequels. He was also in films such as Eight Below, Into the Blue, Joy Ride and Takers.
Outside of acting, Walker was the face of The Coty Prestige fragrance brand Davidoff Cool Water for Men and starred in the National Geographic Channel series, Expedition Great White. He also founded the charity Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW), an organization providing relief efforts for areas affected by natural disasters.