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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.
It's been three years since the 'Fast and Furious' star left us.
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.
Paul Walker at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles - 04 June 2005 - Credit: Famous
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.
Continue reading: In Remembrance: The Third Anniversary Of Paul Walker's Death
Walker’s brothers Cody and Caleb helped complete his scenes in 'Furious 7'.
The brothers of the late Paul Walker have spoken about the possibility of his character Brian O’Connor making a cameo in more Fast and the Furious films. Walker tragically died in November 2013, during the filming of Furious 7, and afterwards his brothers Caleb and Cody stepped in to help complete his final scenes.
Paul Walker's brothers have discussed the possibilty of his character being ressurected
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Caleb said: "I had a phone call with Vin for about an hour and we really discussed this a while back. He wanted our blessing.” He added that Diesel asked if and when they thought it "would be acceptable to maybe bring Paul's character back… to really kind of let his fans know he's still out there.”
A settlement agreement was reached in November 2014 to place $10.1 million in trust for Walker's teenage daughter, in admission of Roger Rodas' "partial" responsibility for the car accident.
Paul Walker’s teenage daughter Meadow has received a settlement of $10.1 million from the estate of the man who was driving the Porsche in which her father died in November 2013, a court filing has confirmed.
The estate of Roger Rodas, who also died in the fatal crash in California, agreed to pay the sum back in November 2014 in acknowledgment of his driving being “partly to blame” for the accident. However, the paperwork went undetected for over a year because it was filed under an abbreviated name, ‘Meadow W’, according to TMZ.
Meadow Walker's lawsuit is still ongoing.
The widow of the driver of the Porsche Carrera GT in which Paul Walker died back in 2013 has been dealt a blow by a Californian judge who ruled that Porsche Cars will not be held liable for the incident in spite of her lawsuit claims.
Paul Walker died in 2013
On Monday (April 4th 2016), a federal judge decided that the car company was not responsible for the death of Roger Rodas and 'Fast & Furious' actor Paul Walker, after Kristine Rodas 'provided no competent evidence' suggesting that the tragedy was caused by the lack a safety cage and fuel cell, and a failed suspension.
Continue reading: Porsche Ruled As Not Responsible For The Death Of Paul Walker
Rodriguez revealed a trip-out on the psychedelic drink Ayahuasca made her realise the extent of her grief over her 'Fast and Furious' co-star's death.
The 37 year old, who stars as Letty Ortiz in the action movie franchise, worked with Walker on the movies until his death in a car crash in November 2013. The Porsche Carrera GT in which he was a passenger veered off the road in California and burst into flames – the driver, his friend Roger Rodas, was also killed.
Michelle Rodriguez was speaking as part of a new documentary movie 'The Reality of Truth'
Porsche has issued a statement in response to the lawsuit filed against them by Paul Walker's daughter, Meadow Walker.
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 Walker at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in March 2013.
Paul Walker’s daughter has filed a wrong death suit against Porsche.
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 Walker at Sao Paulo, Brazil in March 2013.
Diesel confirmed that there were plans for three more movies, but that a director and a script were not yet in the bag for 'Furious 8'.
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 Diesel has confirmed that there will be another trilogy of 'Fast & Furious' movies
Paul Walker’s daughter launched the foundation on Saturday.
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 Walker at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in March 2013.
The actor would have been celebrating his 42nd birthday on September 12th.
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 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.’
Continue reading: Paul Walker's Daughter Meadow Sets Up Foundation To Honour Late Father
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
Date of birth
12th September, 1973
Date of death
30th November, 2011
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