Wu tang Clan member RZA has released a new song called Destiny Bends, a heartfelt tribute to his late actor friend, who died over the weekend in a high-speed crash in Southern California. Walker, along with friend and business partner Roger Rodas were reportedly seen driving away from a charity event for their humanitarian aid organization Reach Out Worldwide; the custom Porsche they were in suddenly crashed and burst into flames, killing both men. Speed was a factor but the cause is unknown.
As for RZA's relationship with the fallen actor, he met Walker while the two were filming an upcoming crime thriller called Brick Mansion, and they became friends. The artist wrote of the song and Walker on his SoundCloud:
"This song, entitled "Destiny Bends" was written last night after hearing the tragic news of the loss of a good man named Paul Walker. I met Paul on the set of the film Brick Mansion, where we talked, laughed, and exchanged ideas of life and fatherhood. I only knew him personally for less than a year, but we knew each other through our work and art. We saw in each other a kindred spirit of men coming from unlikely circumstances, and rising to be the light and beacon of our family and loved ones. Men who learned the joy and pains of love in life, and success, while coming to realize that nothing is more important than family, friendship, and the brotherhood of humanity. Millions of people get to know an artist or movie star through their work, but few are allowed to cross each others' paths and see through the veil of stardom and find the common denominator that we share. As all physical things will decay and wither away, film, art, and music remain longer than the vessel that delivered them. In this vein, the one thing we can't take away or give back is time. So, thus, time is the most precious gift. I dedicated my time to compose this song with my two sons and new friend Will Wells, who was kind enough to sing and perform it for me. We dedicate it to Paul Walker. A good man. We had plans to continue working with each other in the future. It seemed destined, but 'destiny bends'.
It is a truly beautiful, touching song and speaks clearly to the kind of man that Paul Walker was.