Stars react to death of Paul Walker
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TORONTO — The death of actor Paul Walker in a fiery car crash on Saturday has stunned his fans and fellow celebrities.
Walker’s Fast & Furious co-stars Tyrese Gibson, Vin Diesel and Ludacris shared their thoughts on social media.
“My heart is hurting so bad,” wrote Gibson. “No one can make me believe this is real Father God I pray that you send clarity over this cause I just don’t understand My heart hurts it’s broken no one can convince me that this is real…. Prayer warriors please pray real hard for his only child, his daughter and family…”
Ludacris wrote: “Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark, we were like brothers & our birthdays are only 1 day apart, now You will forever hold a place in all of our hearts.”
Brother, I will miss you very much. Heaven has gained a new angel. Rest in peace xxx
— Vin Diesel (@REAL_VinDiesel) December 1, 2013
Director James Wan, who is making Fast & Furious 7, tweeted his shock.
I am so beyond heartbroken right now. I can’t process anything.
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) December 1, 2013
Dozens of stars — including Canadians like Kevin Zegers, Alexander Ludwig, Robbie Amell and Emmanuelle Chriqui — were quick to share their shock, grief and condolences on social media.
Joshua Jackson, who starred with Walker in the made-in-Toronto The Skulls, tweeted:
Damn. Hard to imagine someone so full of life taken so soon. My thoughts go out to your family. RIP Pauly Walker
— Josh Jackson (@VancityJax) December 1, 2013
Jessica Alba, Walker’s love interest in Into the Blue, posted her condolences:
— Jessica Alba (@jessicaalba) December 1, 2013
Walker’s Varsity Blues co-star James Van Der Beek tweeted:
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) December 1, 2013
Todd Lieberman, executive producer of Walker’s B.C.-shot Eight Below, described the star as “a truly fantastic guy” and shared his memory:
Many Paul Walker memories. Recall him buying a super van to drive around canada and live out of after filming. Too hard to believe this.
— Todd Lieberman (@toddlieberman) December 1, 2013
Here’s what some other stars shared:
— Alexander Ludwig (@alexanderludwig) December 1, 2013
— James Franco (@JamesFrancoTV) December 1, 2013
Paul was a good dude. Conscientious & not caught up in Hollywood. He knew there was more to life & lived like it. Nice to know you brotha.
— Ryan Phillippe (@RyanPhillippe) December 1, 2013
Just heard the awful news about Paul Walker…so so sad. I’ve always heard such nice things about him. Prayers to his family :( — Jenna Dewan-Tatum (@jennaldewan) December 1, 2013
My prayers and light go out to Paul Walkers friends and family. May you rest in peace.
— Jaime King (@Jaime_King) December 1, 2013
.@RealPaulWalker May he be in peace. To his family you are in our thoughts and prayers.
— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) December 1, 2013
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 1, 2013
Never knew you Paul Walker but I only ever heard wonderful things. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends….
— Shane West (@shanewest_1) December 1, 2013
What horrible news #PaulWalker prayers go out to his family. You just never know…. Cherish each breath, it’s a gift
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) December 1, 2013
Thoughts and prayers to Paul Walkers family and friends. Especially his young daughter.
— Kevin Zegers (@KevinZegers) December 1, 2013
RIP Paul Walker,loved working with you on “Into the Blue”. I Will miss you.
— Tyson Beckford (@TysonCBeckford) December 1, 2013
.@RealPaulWalker awful news. Paul was a lovely guy. Handsome as all hell and funny and cool to boot. Terrible news. My condolences.
— Dominic Monaghan (@DomsWildThings) December 1, 2013
Paul Walker was such a nice guy so sad he died but at least he died doing what he loved and he went out on top sorry to see him go!
— Tyler Shields (@tylershields) December 1, 2013
This is so sad. Thank you for all the entertainment. #PaulWalker.
— Robbie Amell (@RobbieAmell) December 1, 2013
So saddened to hear about @RealPaulWalker ‘s passing. May he rest in peace.
— Christopher Gorham (@ChrisGorham) December 1, 2013
Shocked and stunned by the news of #PaulWalker. RIP. Far too young and far too sudden.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 1, 2013
Such a heavy heart about Paul Walker…my condolences to all his his family and friends. I heard from many what a beautiful soul he was:(
— Emmanuelle Chriqui (@echriqui) December 1, 2013
This is awful. Awful. #RIPPaulWalker pls pray for his family, friends & fans. We’ve lost a great, laid back, sweet, cool man & father
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) December 1, 2013
What a tragedy. Cherish every moment with your friends, family & loved ones. You never know what could happen. Heartbreaking #RIPPaulWalker
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 1, 2013
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