Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Vin Diesel lead the tributes following the star's sudden passing
Following the tragic passing of actor Paul Walker earlier this week, there has been an outpouring of emotion from Hollywood on behalf of the 40-year-old actor. A number of celebrities have taken to their social media accounts to send their condolences to Walker's family and pay tribute to the fallen star.
Paul's death has shocked Hollywood, and the rest of the world
Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, both died in the fiery crash on Saturday, 30 November, after Rodas lost control of his Porsche Carrera GT and crashed it into a light post and a tree. The car burst into flames upon impact and both Walker and Rodas were pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred as the pair were leaving a fundraising event for Walker's charity Reach Out Worldwide, which was aiming to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan at the time.
As the reports of his death began to emerge, they were soon followed by messages of condolence, with his Fast and Furious co-stars leading the way in their tributes to Walker. DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON tweeted, "All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength.. in his light. Love you brother."
"Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace," Vin Diesel wrote on his Instagram page, along with a photo of him with Walker. Tyrese Gibson took to FaceBook to send out his regards, describing his confusion and heartbreak towards the tragic incident. Sending his prayers to Walker's family and only daughter, he ended his tribute by further outlining his shock, saying, " I can't believe I'm writing this."
Rapper and fellow F&F star Ludacris also gave his condolences, posting a heartfelt message and photograph honouring Walker on his Instagram page. He 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 @paulwalker legacy will live on forever. R.I.P."
They were not alone in their tributes, with Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul tweeting, "My heart goes out to Meadow and everyone else affected by this terrible loss. We will all miss you my friend. We love you. RIP Paul Walker," with Ibris Elba adding, "I'm Heart broken Paul Walker, he was a mate of mine, very sad. My heart goes out to his daughter."
Zoe Saldana, who co-starred with Walker in the 2010 movie Takers wrote on her Twitter page, "A very sad day indeed. R.I.P. Paul Walker. Our prayers are with you and your family," whilst Neil Patrick Harris posted on his Twitter, "Such sad news about Paul Walker! It's so tragic and crazy how things can just end so suddenly. My condolences to his family."
Paul Walker: September 1973 - November 2013