Fans remember Paul Walker on the 10th anniversary of his death

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By Asiya Ali

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Fans are remembering Paul Walker on the 10th anniversary of his passing.

The actor - whose full name is Paul William Walker IV - was best known for his role as Brian O'Conner in the Fast and Furious franchise. He also starred in popular movies such as Joy Ride and She's All That.

On November 30, 2013, the world of entertainment was left shocked after it was announced the action star tragically passed away in a horror crash when he was a passenger alongside his friend Roger Rodas.

Traveling between 80 mph and 93 mph on Hercules Street in Valencia, California, Rodas somehow lost control of the Porsche and the vehicle ended up crashing into a concrete lamp post and two trees before going up in flames.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene, and authorities determined speed was a factor.

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Paul Walker tragically died at age 40. Credit: Robert Mora / Getty

As it has been ten years since the late actor died, loyal fans are taking a moment to pay tribute on social media.

One fan emotionally penned on X (formerly Twitter): "10 years ago today, the late, great Paul Walker passed away. Paul will forever be missed, but his legacy lives on through his family, his films, and his nonprofit Reach Out Worldwide."

A second user shared: "The world lost this incredible person, a true angel on Earth. Rest in peace, Paulie. You'll be forever remembered!"

A third commented: "His soul and spirit are out there living forever, he knows everything and will always be with us, he is just on another road driving."

A fourth added: "10 years…an entire decade without Paul Walker. I was 9 years old but I still remember exactly where I was sitting when I saw the news. I instantly called my mom crying and told her. He was her favorite. Rest easy Paul. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years. Man, I miss him."

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Fans gathered at the crash site in Valencia, California, to pay tribute to Paul Walker. Credit: David Buchan / Getty

While Vin Diesel - who plays Dominic Toretto in the Fast and Furious franchise - hasn't penned a tribute to Walker yet, he did share a heartwarming message to commemorate his beloved co-star's 50th birthday in September.

"A decade… ten long years… and yet it feels like yesterday when we were singing happy birthday to you for the big 40!", the Fast X star wrote, reflecting on the tenth anniversary of Walker's untimely passing and the last birthday they celebrated together.

"The world isn’t the same brother… as a species, one might say we are struggling. But I think of you, and I smile and know everything is going to be alright," Diesel wrote.

The 56-year-old shared a sweet throwback photo of Walker's arm around him, writing: "For me, this picture represents the moment I knew we would be brothers for eternity.

"January 2010, the night before you and I went to Haiti… the passion and joy you had to simply help people," he said, referring to the heartbreaking earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010.

"You said first responders shouldn’t have to wait for anyone… and that you wanted to dedicate your life to that. First responders… that was your true self, and you were sharing it with me, your brother," he continued.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star also heartwarmingly noted that his son, Vincent, 13, caught him looking at the photo of his younger self with Walker and said: "'That’s such a timeless photo, Dad… one that will live on for generations of humanity...It’s why I want to build cars, for him.'

"It would be seven months later when you would tell the crew and the Fast production 'Vins gotta get to New York to receive his son'. You had that ability to refocus everyone including a whole production to the important things in life," Diesel said. "I miss you… I love you, and I will continue to honor the beautiful soul you are."

Featured image credit: Jeff Kravitz / Getty

Fans remember Paul Walker on the 10th anniversary of his death

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Fans are remembering Paul Walker on the 10th anniversary of his passing.

The actor - whose full name is Paul William Walker IV - was best known for his role as Brian O'Conner in the Fast and Furious franchise. He also starred in popular movies such as Joy Ride and She's All That.

On November 30, 2013, the world of entertainment was left shocked after it was announced the action star tragically passed away in a horror crash when he was a passenger alongside his friend Roger Rodas.

Traveling between 80 mph and 93 mph on Hercules Street in Valencia, California, Rodas somehow lost control of the Porsche and the vehicle ended up crashing into a concrete lamp post and two trees before going up in flames.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene, and authorities determined speed was a factor.

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Paul Walker tragically died at age 40. Credit: Robert Mora / Getty

As it has been ten years since the late actor died, loyal fans are taking a moment to pay tribute on social media.

One fan emotionally penned on X (formerly Twitter): "10 years ago today, the late, great Paul Walker passed away. Paul will forever be missed, but his legacy lives on through his family, his films, and his nonprofit Reach Out Worldwide."

A second user shared: "The world lost this incredible person, a true angel on Earth. Rest in peace, Paulie. You'll be forever remembered!"

A third commented: "His soul and spirit are out there living forever, he knows everything and will always be with us, he is just on another road driving."

A fourth added: "10 years…an entire decade without Paul Walker. I was 9 years old but I still remember exactly where I was sitting when I saw the news. I instantly called my mom crying and told her. He was her favorite. Rest easy Paul. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years. Man, I miss him."

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Fans gathered at the crash site in Valencia, California, to pay tribute to Paul Walker. Credit: David Buchan / Getty

While Vin Diesel - who plays Dominic Toretto in the Fast and Furious franchise - hasn't penned a tribute to Walker yet, he did share a heartwarming message to commemorate his beloved co-star's 50th birthday in September.

"A decade… ten long years… and yet it feels like yesterday when we were singing happy birthday to you for the big 40!", the Fast X star wrote, reflecting on the tenth anniversary of Walker's untimely passing and the last birthday they celebrated together.

"The world isn’t the same brother… as a species, one might say we are struggling. But I think of you, and I smile and know everything is going to be alright," Diesel wrote.

The 56-year-old shared a sweet throwback photo of Walker's arm around him, writing: "For me, this picture represents the moment I knew we would be brothers for eternity.

"January 2010, the night before you and I went to Haiti… the passion and joy you had to simply help people," he said, referring to the heartbreaking earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010.

"You said first responders shouldn’t have to wait for anyone… and that you wanted to dedicate your life to that. First responders… that was your true self, and you were sharing it with me, your brother," he continued.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star also heartwarmingly noted that his son, Vincent, 13, caught him looking at the photo of his younger self with Walker and said: "'That’s such a timeless photo, Dad… one that will live on for generations of humanity...It’s why I want to build cars, for him.'

"It would be seven months later when you would tell the crew and the Fast production 'Vins gotta get to New York to receive his son'. You had that ability to refocus everyone including a whole production to the important things in life," Diesel said. "I miss you… I love you, and I will continue to honor the beautiful soul you are."

Featured image credit: Jeff Kravitz / Getty