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Paul Walker (born September 12, 1973; died November 30, 2013) was an American actor famous for his role in the 'Fast and Furious' car film franchise.

Childhood: Paul Walker was born in Glendale, California. His parents were fashion model Cheryl and former fighter Paul William Walker III. He attended high school in the San Fernando Valley and later Sun Valley's Village Christian School. He studied marine biology in a handful of community colleges in Southern California.

Acting career: Paul Walker began his acting career in a Pampers diapers commercial. Among his early TV roles were 'Highway to Heaven', 'Who's the Boss?', 'The Young and the Restless' and 'Touched by an Angel'. His first film role was as Professor Bennett in 1986's 'Monster in the Closet'. In 1998, he appeared in his first feature film, 'Meet the Deedles', in which he starred alongside Steve Van Wormer.

After this main role, he landed supporting parts in 'Pleasantville' with Tobey Maguire, 'Varsity Blues' alongside James Van Der Beek, 'She's All That' opposite Freddie Prinze, Jr. and 'The Skulls' also starring Joshua Jackson over the following few years. 2001 saw him reach worldwide attention with appearance in 'The Fast and the Furious' with Vin Diesel. He subsequently appeared in the following sequels '2 Fast 2 Furious', 'Fast & Furious', 'Fast Five' and 'Fast & Furious 6'. Also in 2001, he appeared in 'Joy Ride' with Steve Zahn which was soon followed by 2003 sci-fi film, 2005's 'Into the Blue' and Clint Eastwood's 'Flags of Our Fathers' adaptation in 2006. In 2006, he starred in 'Eight Below' which became a tremendous box office success.

The last film Paul saw the release of before his death was Wayne Kramer's 'Hustlers'. Later, 'Hours' - a film based on Hurricane Katrina - was released in 2013, and 'District 13' remake 'Brick Mansions' came out in 2014. As Paul died during the filming of 'Fast & Furious 7', his brothers were enlisted as body doubles for the rest of production which will also feature CGI.

Personal life: Paul Walker has a daughter named Meadow with his former girlfriend Rebecca Soteros. He had been in a relationship with Jasmine Gosnell at the time of his death. She was said to be 'broken up' about his passing. He had a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and was awarded an honourary black belt by his trainer after his death.

Walker had a passion for marine biology and was on the Board of Directors of The Billfish Foundation. In 2010, he visited Constitución, Chile to aid those injured in the earthquake. He joined Reach Out Worldwide to attend to the Haiti earthquake victims. Another passion of Paul's was cars and he competed in the Redline Time Attack racing series.

In 2013, he died after a serious car accident involving his friend Roger Rodas's 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. The car collided into a pole and Walker, who was the passenger in the vehicle, died from traumatic and thermal injuries after the car burst into flames. Rodas also died from his injuries.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

See You Again... And Again! Wiz Khalifa And Charlie Puth's Video Breaks More Views Than 'Gangnam Style'


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It's been five years, but a new video has finally taken over Psy's 'Gangnam Style' in terms of viewership with Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' earning 2.8 billion views. A tribute to Paul Walker, it has been touching hearts since it was first released in April 2015.

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Pop music videos generally top the list of most viewed YouTube videos, but only two have ever exceeded from than 2.8 billion views. 'See You Again' by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth has finally beaten Psy's K-pop video 'Gangnam Style'.

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In Remembrance: The Third Anniversary Of Paul Walker's Death


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This week marks the 3rd anniversary of the death of 'Fast and Furious' star Paul Walker, and stars the likes of Tyrese Gibson and Vin Diesel are already expressing their sadness via social media as they remember their late friend who passed away after a road accident in 2013.

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On Wednesday (November 30th 2016), it will be three years since Paul Walker died at the age of 40. He was a car enthusiast who died beside his friend Roger Rodas in the latter's 2005 Porsche Carrera GT when they crashed into a lamppost and some trees on the way to a charity event. His death was attributed to traumatic and thermal trauma. 

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Porsche Responds To Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Them By Paul Walker’s Daughter


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Porsche has responded to the wrongful death suit filed against them by Paul Walker’s daughter. The car manufacturers have denied responsibility for the car accident in which Walker, the actor best known for his role in the Fast and Furious franchise, lost his life.

Paul WalkerPaul Walker at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in March 2013.

Read More: Paul Walker’s Daughter, Meadow Walker, Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Porsche.

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Paul Walker’s Daughter, Meadow Walker, Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Porsche


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Paul Walker’s daughter, 16-year-old Meadow Walker, has filed a wrongful death suit against Porsche. Paul died in November 2013 when he was the passenger in a friend’s Porsche vehicle. The two were driving in Los Angeles when the car left the road, hit a pole and burst into flames. Both Walker and the driver died as a result of injuries they sustained in the collision and severe burns.

Paul WalkerPaul Walker at Sao Paulo, Brazil in March 2013.

Read More: Paul Walker's Teenage Daughter Shares Heartbreaking Throwback Photo On Father's Day.

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Vin Diesel Confirms Plans For "One Last Trilogy" Of 'Fast & Furious' Movies


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Good news for Fast & Furious fans today, as the franchise’s star, producer and co-creator Vin Diesel has confirmed that there will be another three movies before the series ends.

Writing on his Facebook page on Sunday (September 27th), Diesel said that Universal Studios had given the green light to a final trilogy of movies to be made to bring the franchise to a close. Given that that first instalment came way back in 2001, and that the eighth movie has a tentative release date of spring 2017, it’s entirely possible that the Fast & Furious movies will have spanned two decades by the time it’s through.

Vin DieselVin Diesel has confirmed that there will be another trilogy of 'Fast & Furious' movies

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Charitable Foundation Launched In Paul Walker’s Name, His Daughter Announces


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A charitable foundation has been set up in Paul Walker’s name. His 16-year-old daughter, Meadow Walker, announced the news via Twitter on Saturday (12th September). The announcement coincided with the late Fast & Furious actor’s birthday. He would have been 42.

Paul WalkerPaul Walker at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in March 2013.

Read More: Paul Walker's Teenage Daughter Shares Heartbreaking Throwback Photo On Father's Day.

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Paul Walker's Daughter Meadow Sets Up Foundation To Honour Late Father


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Paul Walker’s teenage daughter Meadow has found a fitting way to pay tribute to her late father, on what would have been his 42nd birthday. On Saturday (September 13th) the 16 year old announced that she was launching the Paul Walker Foundation, which will provide grants and scholarships to marine science students and researchers.

Paul WalkerPaul Walker’s daughter has set up a foundation in his honour.

In an Instagram post on Saturday Meadow Walker wrote, ‘Reflecting on my father, I found myself reflecting on his passions. His passion for the ocean, his passion for rescuing animals, his passion for helping people and his passion for spontaneous goodwill.’

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Britney Spears, Little Mix, Nina Dobrev: Highlights From The 2015 Teen Choice Awards


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Last night the stars gathered for the annual Teen Choice Awards which celebrates the best in music, movies and television, all while handing out giant surfboards. The evening was as usual packed full of talking points as Britney Spears showed she’s definitely still got it and Little Mix’s Pierre Edwards showed ex Zayn Malik what he’s missing.

Britney SpearsBritney Spears was named Candie's choice style icon at the Teen Choice Awards.

Britney Spears was honoured for her ever-evolving fashions, picking up the Candie's choice style icon award from Fifth Harmony. Accepting the surf board the singer stunned in a low-cut sequinned dress while sporting some freshly blue and purple ombre hair.

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Paul Walker's Teenage Daughter Shares Heartbreaking Throwback Photo On Father's Day


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Paul Walker’s daughter has paid tribute to her late father on Father’s Day by posting an old family photograph on social media.

Meadow Walker, now 16, picked out a beautiful picture from the family album of the Fast and Furious actor kissing her on the cheek when she was a baby, while the two of them are sharing a cuddle.

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'Dukes Of Hazzard' Star John Schneider For 'Furious 8' Role?


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John Schneider, the former star of TV’s ‘Dukes of Hazzard’, has expressed a desire to be a part of the Fast & Furious franchise. Having previously been linked with a car racing film project with the late actor Paul Walker, he has said he would be “very interested” in joining the Furious cast.

The franchise’s ever-present star Vin Diesel confirmed the existence of plans for an eighth movie last week, with a release pencilled in for April 2017. Schneider, who played Bo Duke in the popular TV series, admitted a role for him “would make sense because ‘Dukes…’ really paved the way for films like Fast & Furious. I'd be very interested in joining the cast.”

John SchneiderJohn Schneider of 'Dukes of Hazzard'

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Paul Walker - World Premiere of 'Fast & Furious 6' held at the Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals. - London, United States - Tuesday 7th May 2013

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Paul Walker - Sao Paulo Fashion Week - Colcci - Catwalk - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Friday 22nd March 2013

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Dwayne Johnson, Justin Lin and Paul Walker - Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, Director, Justin Lin and Paul Walker Amsterdam, Netherlands - attend a Photocall for Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist Tuesday 26th April 2011

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Paul Walker

Date of birth

12th September, 1973

Date of death

30th November, 2011

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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