Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker, 40, died in fiery car crash Saturday Afternoon, Nov.30, in Southern California. The actor was attending a benefit to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort, Reach Out Worldwide, right before the accident occurred. After the benefit, Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were driving in a two-seater Porsche Carrera GT when the driver, Rodas, lost control and slammed into a tree, bursting into flames. Both were killed upon impact of the accident.
It was later revealed that Paul Walker survived the crash but died just a few minutes later from his injuries and the fire that occurred moments after. Read more.
Now many questions are being asked, “Was speeding a factor in the accident?” and “What will happen to the Fast & Furious franchise now that Paul Walker is gone?” Whether speeding was a factor in the accident, has not been confirmed by the police. Although some eyewitnesses say they saw the car going over the speed limit, the speed has not been confirmed.
What will happen to the Fast & Furious franchise now that Walker is gone? Due to the accident, filming for the seventh installment has been delayed. “Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers,” a rep for the studio said in a statement. Read more.
Fellow student of Bloomsburg University Cody Ryba said, “I was completely in shock when I heard the awful news. Fast & Furious is one of my favorite series; it’s just completely devastating that he died in a car crash, pure irony. As for the Fast & Furious movies, I think the movies won’t be the same without him. He was the main character and made the movie what it is. It will be hard to replace such an incredible actor.”