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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

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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Vin Diesel Pays Tribute To Paul Walker As Furious 7 Doubles Up At People's Choice Awards


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Walker passed away in a fiery car crash in November, 2013, while he was shooting the seventh instalment of the blockbuster franchise. The tragedy brought filming briefly to a halt, but Diesel and his co-stars decided to press on with the project as a way of paying tribute to their fallen pal.

After Furious 7 was released last year (15), it became the highest-grossing film in the franchise, and on Wednesday, it picked up People's Choice honours for Favorite Movie and Favorite Action Movie.

Diesel took the stage to accept the accolades on behalf of his castmates, acknowledging his late friend as he held both trophies in his hands.

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Vin Diesel Cares For Godchildren After Father's Domestic Violence Arrest - Report


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The 48-year-old actor is godfather to his best friend Valentino Morales' four children. When Valentino was arrested after allegedly pushing his girlfriend and hitting her in the face, one of his daughters reportedly rushed to the phone and called Fast and Furious star Vin to help.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Vin stayed with his godchildren while Valentino was taken into custody and questioned by police. Valentino was later released from custody, after his girlfriend decided against pressing charges.

According to the website, Vin was unruffled by looking after four young children and did a "great job of calming them down during the incident".

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Vin Diesel Pays Tribute To Paul Walker On Death Anniversary


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The actor was killed when the sportscar he was a passenger in slammed into a light pole in Santa Clarita, California and burst into flames.

Two years later, Paul's co-stars from the blockbuster franchise have taken to social media to remember their friend, and Vin led the tributes with a touching post on his Facebook page.

"No matter where you are in this universe, you will always be, my brother," he wrote.

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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.

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Meadow Walker's Representative Responds To Porsche Allegations


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Meadow, 16, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the car manufacturers in September (15), holding them responsible for the death of her father, who passed away in November, 2013 after the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT he was riding in slammed into a pole and burst into flames.

The Fast & Furious star was killed by the fire, rather than the initial impact, and Meadow accused Porsche bosses of negligence, claiming design flaws in the vehicle trapped him inside so he burned to death.

Porsche chiefs had previously denied responsibility and blamed the crash on the driving of Roger Rhodas, who was also killed in the accident, and they responded to her lawsuit by insisting the car had been "abused and altered" and "misused and improperly maintained".

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Porsche Bosses Hold Paul Walker Partly To Blame For Car Crash Death


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The Fast & Furious star was the passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by his friend Roger Rodas on 30 November, 2013, when it slammed into a light pole in Santa Clarita, California and burst into flames, killing both men.

Paul's daughter, 16-year-old Meadow, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the luxury car manufacturers in September (15), accusing them of negligence. In her court papers, she claimed design flaws left her father trapped in the sports car as the vehicle burst into flames.

At the time, Porsche chiefs denied the accusations in a statement which read: "As we have said before, we are very sad whenever anyone is hurt in a Porsche vehicle, but we believe the authorities' reports in this case clearly establish that this tragic crash resulted from reckless driving and excessive speed."

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Vin Diesel Praises Selfless Paul Walker


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Vin Diesel ''feels blessed'' to share stories about Paul Walker.

While the 48-year-old actor admitted he just wanted to take time off to grieve privately after Paul passed away in a car accident in 2013, he now thinks it is a blessing that he can tell everyone how special his 'Fast and Furious' co-star was.

Vin explained: ''I feel blessed that I'm able to carry on and talk about how wonderful a person he was and how special a person he was.

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Vin Diesel Show Off His Abs On Instagram After 'Dad Bod' Jibes


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If a picture is worth 1,000 words then Vin Diesel needs just one to answer those who called him out on the internet for having a ‘dad bod’. The Last Witch Hunter actor was pictured shirtless on the balcony of Miami's Shore Club hotel last week, looking a little softer than usual causing some to negatively comment on his physique.

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Wiz Khalifa's See You Again Hits One Billion Youtube Views


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The Furious 7 theme tune, featuring singer Charlie Puth, has become the 10th most-viewed music video on the streaming site, while it has also set a speed record since its release on 6 April (15).

"See You Again is not only the first rap video to hit a billion views but is also the fastest video to hit a billion on YouTube," Charlie wrote on Twitter late on Wednesday (07Oct15). "Wow. Thank u (sic)".

The promo sits behind Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk, which currently boasts 1.045 billion views, but they both have some way to go before topping YouTube's most-viewed chart - Psy leads the countdown with his catchy 2012 track Gangnam Style, which has garnered more than two billion views.

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Paul Walker During Sao Paulo Fashion Week 2013

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Paul Walker During Sao Paulo Fashion Week 2013

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'Eight Below' Press Conference

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

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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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