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Paul Walker death: Actor remembered by ‘Young and the Restless’ cast

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Paul Walker, who died in a fiery car crash over the weekend, may have become a major Hollywood player with his starring roles in “The Fast and the Furious” movies, but he got his start as a minor character on the CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless.”

Paul Walker’s death, which started as a hoax and tragically became reality the very next day, received a Soap Opera Digest Outstanding Male Newcomer nomination in 1994 for his role as Brandon Collins on “The Young and the Restless. According to a report by Technology Tell on Dec. 3, former "Y&R" co-star Eric Braeden spoke about Paul Walker, saying he was “unpretentious” and “easygoing.”

Paul Walker’s character Brandon Collins was a mailroom clerk at Newman Enterprises who developed a crush on a young Victoria Newman, then played by Heather Tom. Walker moved on to star in “Varsity Blues” and then became an even bigger star with his role in blockbuster “Fast and the Furious” movies.

Eric Braeden, who portrays Victor Newman on “The Young and the Restless”, said about Paul Walker:

“He was just so unpretentious. An easygoing, Southern California guy. I’ve worked with quite a few people over the years. Bit I had a feeling he would make it on the big screen.”

Universal Studios has confirmed that there will be major rewrites are in store for “Fast and Furious 7” and that the cast will be given time to mourn Paul Walker’s untimely and tragic death.

©Rachael Monaco All Rights Reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced without prior permissions from the author. The first two sentences may be reposted with a link back to the original article.

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