Hello Blog Readers. This is Marcus Jackson, the FOX 10 / CW 55 Resident Movie Guru here.
This has been a weekend that defines the word “SHOCKER”. None so defining this term of vocabulary in the world of Hollywood and the film industry than the announcement of the tragic accidental death of Paul Walker this past Saturday afternoon. Walker was one of the stars of the very successful “Fast and Furious” movie franchise.
WALKER WAS KILLED IN A CAR CRASH NEAR LOS ANGELES, ON SATURDAY.
AUTHORITIES SAY WALKER WAS A PASSENGER IN A CAR THAT CRASHED INTO A TREE AND A LIGHT POLE BEFORE BURSTING INTO FLAMES.
BOTH WALKER AND THE DRIVER WERE PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.
INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL TRYING TO DETERMINE WHAT LED TO THE CRASH.
BUT THEY BELIEVE SPEED WAS A FACTOR.
WALKER IS SURVIVED BY HIS 15 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER.
HE WAS JUST 40 YEARS OLD.
I know a lot of us know Paul from the Fast and Furious movies; as a matter of fact he was suppose to be back on set this week working on Fast and Furious 7, the final movie for the franchise, but of course the movie is on hold right and he has another project soon to be released called Hours which I’m sure we will hear more about in the coming weeks. He has also been in some other very popular and critically acclaimed films like Varsity Blues, Pleasantville, Into the Blue, Joy Ride, Running Scared, and Takers. Like most actors he got his start in television on shows like Diff’rent Strokes, Who’s The Boss, The Young and The Restless, and notably on the TV series Throb in 1987 and guest spots on Highway To Heaven in mid 80s.
But Paul Walker was also man with a big heart and loved working with charities. During the time of his death he was working with a charity he formed called Reach Out Worldwide to help victims of natural disasters. I’ve posted a link to the charity here …..https://www.roww.org/ If you would like to help and donate in his honor.
Death is a part of life, we all know that. And Death In Hollywood is always a cliché for things to come or happen that we can’t explain at times. I know that many, many people loved Paul Walker . I’ve been reading the chatter on the web and other blogs. Yes the picture of the car after the crash is posted … EVERYWHERE! But let us not dwell on that. I hope that we all can remember Paul as a fine actor who had a great career that was still growing. “F & F 7” was going to be … and still will be HUGE when they finally decide to continue production.
He may have lived life …. Fast and Furious on the Big Screen but Paul Walker as we have come to find out and remember him by …. Lived Life To The Fullest in the short time that he was here with us.