A year has already passed by since we lost Paul Walker, the most genuine, humble, caring, and passionate personality in Hollywood. While everyone was recovering from the stuffing filled dinner on Thanksgiving last year, Paul and his friend/business partner, Roger Rodas were attending a charity benefiting Paul’s charity, Reach out Worldwide or ROWW, find out more about the organization by clicking here. Before the conclusion of the event, Paul and Roger embarked on what would be their last journey in the now famous red Porsche Carrera GT, the most powerful car Porsche had created at the moment.
The event caused a lasting ripple effect in the automotive and movie industry. Even after a year, the ripple effect is still felt by many people who were close to Paul and Roger, especially their families. Paul made his big screen début in 1986 playing the role of Professor Bennett in Monster in the Closet. But, for many automobile enthusiasts worldwide, Paul Walker will always be remembered as Brian O’Conner in the Fast and Furious franchise. His unfortunate death occurred during the filming of Fast and Furious 7 and this resulted in a complete halt of the movie’s production. The production later resumed thanks to his brothers’ involvement and now, the movie is set to launch on April 3rd, 2015, marking it as the last big screen appearance of Brian O’Conner and Paul Walker in general.
Outside the gates of Hollywood studios, Paul was a true automobile enthusiast. He lived the life many of us can only dream about. He had a professional racing license and had co-owned one of the most well know aftermarket performance tuning company in Santa Clarita, California, Always Evolving Performance, or most commonly known as A.E. Performance. Thanks to his on-screen success, Paul was able to collect some of the most desirable automobiles, as seen in this video featuring Matt Farah from TheSomkingTire.com.
Video sourced from TheSmokingTire via You Tube.
Aside from being a big car guy and a movie celebrity, Paul was also a dedicated father to his now 19-year-old daughter, Meadow. After his sudden and untimely death, rumors began to spread that Paul was planning on transitioning away from the big screen to dedicate more of his time to his family and especially his daughter.
Paul Walker will be dearly missed by many of his fans and by people whose lives were changed thanks to Paul’s involvement in Reach out Worldwide. His organization was among the first to respond with medical and emergency supplies in any major catastrophes around the world. His on-screen performance was only trumped by his performance off-screen thanks to his generous contributions for people in need and for various charities he supported. The following music video released by his Fast and Furious co-star Chris “Ludacris” Bridges featuring Usher and David Guetta is a proper tribute to Paul Walker’s legacy and a general message for everyone on how they should live their lives to the fullest everyday.
Video sourced from LudacrisVEVO via You Tube.
Rest in Peace Paul Walker and keep on racing in paradise, you will be truly missed. Thanks for all the great memories you shared with everyone both on and off-screen. The following video was released by Universal Studios and the crew of Fast and Furious franchise to showcase the journey of Brian O’Conner from The Fast and The Furious (2001) to Furious 6 (2013), enjoy!
Video sourced from Fast and Furious, Universal via You Tube