Everyone by now has heard the tragic news of Paul Walker's death. Walker was in a car accident Saturday afternoon and walked right out of our lives forever. Walker was riding in a red limited-edition Porsche Carrera GT with his friend and chief executive officer of Always Evolving Roger Rodas when they struck a tree and concrete lamppost. Walker was in the passenger's seat. Authorities are saying that speed was a contributing factor in the accident. Witnesses tried to save the two victims but they were unsuccessful. Walker had said that he liked racing on the race track because he never wanted to hurt someone by racing on the street.
Walker walked right into our lives in such films as Varsity Blues and the Fast and Furious installments. Fast and Furious 6 debuted in May of this year. Walker and the rest of the cast were filming Fast and Furious 7. Walker had just celebrated his 40th birthday.
Paul was remembered by his friends and fellow actors as a guy with a big heart and a hard worker and he never thought he was better than anyone. He once said in an interview that he never used his status to get out of a speeding ticket or get into a night club. He was a down to earth guy that everybody loved. He had such charisma and presence and was fun to be around.
Walker had just attended a charity event that day. His charity Reach Out Worldwide was benefiting the victims of the typhoon in the Phillipines. He was a caring person who was concerned about others. He loved helping people. His charity meant everything to him. Paul was a heart breaker with a heart of gold. He was a total sweetheart.
"Paul wasn't someone who would just write a check and lend his name to an organization; he was the heart and soul of Reach Out Worldwide. Paul was the first one in and the last one out, he led by example and his hard work and dedication inspired everyone who had the privilege of working with him. He led one of the first teams into the hardest hit areas of Haiti and traveled to Chili to bring water, medical aid and hope after the Earthquake and Tsunami. He ran a chainsaw clearing debris and helping people get back into their homes during the hottest days after the tornadoes in Alabama...Some people play a hero, Paul was a hero. Paul was an honorable, hardworking, dedicated, respectful man with a humble spirit who shared his blessings with those who needed it most. It was an honor and a privilege to be able to work with, learn and look up to someone who walked the walk," quoted JD Dorfman, Reach Out Worldwide.
Paul really did walk the walk. Paul was a special and amazing person who made a huge impact on the world. His legacy will live on through his charity Reach Out Worldwide.
"When you put good will out there it's amazing what can be accomplished."
He left behind a 15 year old daughter Meadow. Meadow shared this statement on her Facebook page Sunday:
"When I was little he taught me to walk, taught me to smile, and taught me to never give up. I loved him before I even knew what love was. He was my hero. My REAL life hero! He will always be in my heart. It brings tears to my eyes as I write this. You're gone, but not forgotten. R.I.P. Dad!"
Paul Walker may have walked out of our lives too soon buy he will stay in our hearts forever. R.I.P. Paul Walker. We will always love you!
Paul once said:
"If one day the speed kills me, do not cry because I was smiling."