Paul Walker Dead at 40: Country Stars React Online
Fans all over the world are mourning the death of actor Paul Walker.
The 40-year-old star of the ‘Fast and the Furious’ franchise died Saturday (Nov. 30) in a car accident, and news of his death swept the internet like wildfire Saturday night as peers and fans struggled to cope with the tragedy.
Walker was riding in the passenger seat of a Porsche after leaving a charity event when the driver lost control and struck either a tree or a pole, according to various accounts. The car burst into flames, and both Walker and the driver were killed, ScreenCrush reports. The actor had recently been working on ‘Fast and Furious 7‘ with Vin Diesel. Representatives for Walker confirmed the news via his official Facebook page.
Country stars were among those who took to social media to express their feelings about the tragic turn of events.
So unbelievably sad to hear of Paul Walker’s death. Prayers going up for his family, and for all who love and admire him.
— Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA) December 1, 2013
What horrible news #PaulWalker prayers go out to his family. You just never know…. Cherish each breath, it’s a gift
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) December 1, 2013
Heartbroken. So damn sad. Life is so short. Praying for his family.
— Jana Kramer (@kramergirl) December 1, 2013
RIP Paul Walker.
— James Otto (@jamesotto) December 1, 2013
So sad about Paul Walker. Prayers for his family.
— Whitney Duncan (@whitneyduncan) December 1, 2013