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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.



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Michelle Rodriguez Apologises For Out Of Context Comments On Paul Walker's Death


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Michelle Rodriguez has apologised for controversial comments she made over the death of her Fast and Furious co-star Paul Walker, saying they were taken ‘out of context’. Earlier this week a video of Michelle Rodriguez from documentary The Reality of Truth appeared online, showing the actress saying she felt "jealous" that Walker had died first.

Michelle RodriguezMichelle Rodriguez has said the comments she made about Paul Walker’s death were taken out of context.

Speaking to TMZ, Rodriguez said: "That's the people from the documentary using things out of context. I had a deep moment and I said something that, you know, was personal. It was exploited and I apologise about that, but if I knew it was being promoted that way I wouldn't have been involved.”

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Paul Walker's Daughter Meadow Receives $10.1 Million Settlement From Estate Of Roger Rodas


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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.

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Porsche Ruled As Not Responsible For The Death Of Paul Walker


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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.

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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.

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Michelle Rodriguez Reveals Her Sadness Over Paul Walker's Death Was "More Like Jealousy"


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Michelle Rodriguez has revealed that she once came to feel “jealousy” over the death of her ‘Fast and Furious’ co-star Paul Walker, during a candid conversation about coping with grief.

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 RodriguezMichelle Rodriguez was speaking as part of a new documentary movie 'The Reality of Truth'

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Vin Diesel Confirms Release Dates For New 'Fast And Furious' Trilogy


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Vin Diesel has confirmed that there’s still more left in the engine for the Fast and Furious franchise, with a whole new trilogy coming our way. On Instagram the actor announced the release dates for the three new movies, beginning with Furious 8 in April 2017.

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Paul Walker's Father Suing Porsche Over Star's Death


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Just after the second anniversary of the sudden, shocking death of Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker in a car accident, the late star’s father has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche.

In official court documents obtained by various outlets, the actor’s father – also named Paul Walker – who is the executor of his son’s estate claims that the Porsche Carrera GT he was travelling in on November 20th, 2013 lacked a number of safety features that could have saved the lives of the two people who died in the accident.

Paul WalkerPaul Walker's father is suing Porsche over his son's death in 2013

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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.

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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 During Sao Paulo Fashion Week 2013

Erin Heatherton, Izabel Goulart and Paul Walker - Paul Walker during Sao Paulo Fashion Week 2013 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Friday 22nd March 2013

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Erin Heatherton, Paul Walker and Izabel Gulart

Paul Walker During Sao Paulo Fashion Week 2013

Paul Walker - Paul Walker during Sao Paulo Fashion Week 2013 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Thursday 21st March 2013

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'Eight Below' Press Conference

Paul Walker - Paul Walker attends a press conference to promote 'Eight Below' at The Dorchester Hotel in London - London, United Kingdom - Friday 24th March 2006

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World Premiere Of 'Fast & Furious 6' Held At The Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals.

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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Sao Paulo Fashion Week - Colcci - Catwalk

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

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Paul Walker

Date of birth

12th September, 1973

Date of death

30th November, 2011

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.88






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