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Paul Walker (born September 12, 1973; died November 30, 2013) was an American actor famous for his role in the 'Fast and Furious' car film franchise.
Childhood: Paul Walker was born in Glendale, California. His parents were fashion model Cheryl and former fighter Paul William Walker III. He attended high school in the San Fernando Valley and later Sun Valley's Village Christian School. He studied marine biology in a handful of community colleges in Southern California.
Acting career: Paul Walker began his acting career in a Pampers diapers commercial. Among his early TV roles were 'Highway to Heaven', 'Who's the Boss?', 'The Young and the Restless' and 'Touched by an Angel'. His first film role was as Professor Bennett in 1986's 'Monster in the Closet'. In 1998, he appeared in his first feature film, 'Meet the Deedles', in which he starred alongside Steve Van Wormer.
After this main role, he landed supporting parts in 'Pleasantville' with Tobey Maguire, 'Varsity Blues' alongside James Van Der Beek, 'She's All That' opposite Freddie Prinze, Jr. and 'The Skulls' also starring Joshua Jackson over the following few years. 2001 saw him reach worldwide attention with appearance in 'The Fast and the Furious' with Vin Diesel. He subsequently appeared in the following sequels '2 Fast 2 Furious', 'Fast & Furious', 'Fast Five' and 'Fast & Furious 6'. Also in 2001, he appeared in 'Joy Ride' with Steve Zahn which was soon followed by 2003 sci-fi film, 2005's 'Into the Blue' and Clint Eastwood's 'Flags of Our Fathers' adaptation in 2006. In 2006, he starred in 'Eight Below' which became a tremendous box office success.
The last film Paul saw the release of before his death was Wayne Kramer's 'Hustlers'. Later, 'Hours' - a film based on Hurricane Katrina - was released in 2013, and 'District 13' remake 'Brick Mansions' came out in 2014. As Paul died during the filming of 'Fast & Furious 7', his brothers were enlisted as body doubles for the rest of production which will also feature CGI.
Personal life: Paul Walker has a daughter named Meadow with his former girlfriend Rebecca Soteros. He had been in a relationship with Jasmine Gosnell at the time of his death. She was said to be 'broken up' about his passing. He had a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and was awarded an honourary black belt by his trainer after his death.
Walker had a passion for marine biology and was on the Board of Directors of The Billfish Foundation. In 2010, he visited Constitución, Chile to aid those injured in the earthquake. He joined Reach Out Worldwide to attend to the Haiti earthquake victims. Another passion of Paul's was cars and he competed in the Redline Time Attack racing series.
In 2013, he died after a serious car accident involving his friend Roger Rodas's 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. The car collided into a pole and Walker, who was the passenger in the vehicle, died from traumatic and thermal injuries after the car burst into flames. Rodas also died from his injuries.
Walker's daughter Meadow launched the wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche in 2015.
Nearly four years after the shocking sudden death of Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker, the late star’s daughter has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with Porsche.
Walker died in November 2013 at the age of 40 in a car accident alongside his friend, Roger Rodas, who was driving the Porsche Carrera GT. Rodas lost control of the sports vehicle as they were driving in Santa Clarita, California.
Law enforcement ruled that the car was travelling at nearly 90 mph to have lost control, but the lawsuit alleged that it might have been going at as little as 63 mph due to inherent safety flaws. It also claimed that a “defective” seat belt may have prevented Walker from escaping the car before it burst into flames, killing him.
Continue reading: Paul Walker's Daughter Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit With Porsche
The 'Furious 7' soundtrack song has become the most watched video on the internet.
It's been five years, but a new video has finally taken over Psy's 'Gangnam Style' in terms of viewership with Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' earning 2.8 billion views. A tribute to Paul Walker, it has been touching hearts since it was first released in April 2015.
Wiz Khalifa arriving at Drais Nightclub
Pop music videos generally top the list of most viewed YouTube videos, but only two have ever exceeded from than 2.8 billion views. 'See You Again' by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth has finally beaten Psy's K-pop video 'Gangnam Style'.
It's been three years since the 'Fast and Furious' star left us.
This week marks the 3rd anniversary of the death of 'Fast and Furious' star Paul Walker, and stars the likes of Tyrese Gibson and Vin Diesel are already expressing their sadness via social media as they remember their late friend who passed away after a road accident in 2013.
Paul Walker at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles - 04 June 2005 - Credit: Famous
On Wednesday (November 30th 2016), it will be three years since Paul Walker died at the age of 40. He was a car enthusiast who died beside his friend Roger Rodas in the latter's 2005 Porsche Carrera GT when they crashed into a lamppost and some trees on the way to a charity event. His death was attributed to traumatic and thermal trauma.
Continue reading: In Remembrance: The Third Anniversary Of Paul Walker's Death
A settlement agreement was reached in November 2014 to place $10.1 million in trust for Walker's teenage daughter, in admission of Roger Rodas' "partial" responsibility for the car accident.
Paul Walker’s teenage daughter Meadow has received a settlement of $10.1 million from the estate of the man who was driving the Porsche in which her father died in November 2013, a court filing has confirmed.
The estate of Roger Rodas, who also died in the fatal crash in California, agreed to pay the sum back in November 2014 in acknowledgment of his driving being “partly to blame” for the accident. However, the paperwork went undetected for over a year because it was filed under an abbreviated name, ‘Meadow W’, according to TMZ.
Porsche has issued a statement in response to the lawsuit filed against them by Paul Walker's daughter, Meadow Walker.
Porsche has responded to the wrongful death suit filed against them by Paul Walker’s daughter. The car manufacturers have denied responsibility for the car accident in which Walker, the actor best known for his role in the Fast and Furious franchise, lost his life.
Paul Walker at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in March 2013.
Paul Walker’s daughter has filed a wrong death suit against Porsche.
Paul Walker’s daughter, 16-year-old Meadow Walker, has filed a wrongful death suit against Porsche. Paul died in November 2013 when he was the passenger in a friend’s Porsche vehicle. The two were driving in Los Angeles when the car left the road, hit a pole and burst into flames. Both Walker and the driver died as a result of injuries they sustained in the collision and severe burns.
Paul Walker at Sao Paulo, Brazil in March 2013.
Diesel confirmed that there were plans for three more movies, but that a director and a script were not yet in the bag for 'Furious 8'.
Good news for Fast & Furious fans today, as the franchise’s star, producer and co-creator Vin Diesel has confirmed that there will be another three movies before the series ends.
Writing on his Facebook page on Sunday (September 27th), Diesel said that Universal Studios had given the green light to a final trilogy of movies to be made to bring the franchise to a close. Given that that first instalment came way back in 2001, and that the eighth movie has a tentative release date of spring 2017, it’s entirely possible that the Fast & Furious movies will have spanned two decades by the time it’s through.
Vin Diesel has confirmed that there will be another trilogy of 'Fast & Furious' movies
Paul Walker’s daughter launched the foundation on Saturday.
A charitable foundation has been set up in Paul Walker’s name. His 16-year-old daughter, Meadow Walker, announced the news via Twitter on Saturday (12th September). The announcement coincided with the late Fast & Furious actor’s birthday. He would have been 42.
Paul Walker at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in March 2013.
The actor would have been celebrating his 42nd birthday on September 12th.
Paul Walker’s teenage daughter Meadow has found a fitting way to pay tribute to her late father, on what would have been his 42nd birthday. On Saturday (September 13th) the 16 year old announced that she was launching the Paul Walker Foundation, which will provide grants and scholarships to marine science students and researchers.
Paul Walker’s daughter has set up a foundation in his honour.
In an Instagram post on Saturday Meadow Walker wrote, ‘Reflecting on my father, I found myself reflecting on his passions. His passion for the ocean, his passion for rescuing animals, his passion for helping people and his passion for spontaneous goodwill.’
Continue reading: Paul Walker's Daughter Meadow Sets Up Foundation To Honour Late Father
The Teen Choice Awards can always be counted on as one of the most fun ceremony’s of the year…
Last night the stars gathered for the annual Teen Choice Awards which celebrates the best in music, movies and television, all while handing out giant surfboards. The evening was as usual packed full of talking points as Britney Spears showed she’s definitely still got it and Little Mix’s Pierre Edwards showed ex Zayn Malik what he’s missing.
Britney Spears was named Candie's choice style icon at the Teen Choice Awards.
Britney Spears was honoured for her ever-evolving fashions, picking up the Candie's choice style icon award from Fifth Harmony. Accepting the surf board the singer stunned in a low-cut sequinned dress while sporting some freshly blue and purple ombre hair.
Paul Walker - Paul Walker during Sao Paulo Fashion Week 2013 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Thursday 21st March 2013
Paul Walker - Sao Paulo Fashion Week - Colcci - Catwalk - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Friday 22nd March 2013
Date of birth
12th September, 1973
Date of death
30th November, 2011
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