Life and Times: Paul Walker

The tragic and unexpected death of actor Paul Walker in the midst of filming the seventh installment of the “Fast and Furious” film franchise has caused his fans and friends to both grieve and remember the actor.

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Signs left by young fans pay stand at the site of the car accident in which actor Paul Walker was killed in Santa Clarita, California, on December 1, 2013. Fans and fellow actors mourned the death of Paul Walker, best known as undercover agent Brian O'Connor in the 'Fast and Furious' action movies, in a fiery car crash. Walker, 40, appeared in all but one of the six movies in the popular franchise, and was a leading protagonist along with Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez.
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Photos and messages are seen at the roadside memorial at the site of the auto crash that took the life of actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas , in the small community of Valencia, Calif., Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. The neighborhood where the "Fast & Furious" star died is known to attract street racers, according to law enforcement officials. Walker and his friend and fellow fast-car enthusiast Roger Rodas died Saturday when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT they were traveling in smashed into a light pole and tree. The two had taken what was expected to be a brief drive away from a charity fundraiser at Rodas' custom car shop in Valencia, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles.
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Mourners stand among flowers and candles left by fans at the site of the car accident.
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Actor Paul Walker, most known for starring in the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died in a car crash that killed one other person outside of Los Angeles. He was 40.
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Before Walker starred in any of the "Fast & Furious" films, he appeared in the 2000 film "The Skulls" along with Leslie Bibb and Joshua Jackson.
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The first "The Fast and the Furious" film hit theaters in 2001. Here Walker attends the Westwood premiere on June 18, 2001 at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California. He was 27 at the time.
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Vin Diesel and Paul Walker appear in a scene from the film "The Fast And The Furious" (2001).
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Walker starred in "The Fast and the Furious" with Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez. Here the stars arrive at the world premiere of the film Monday, June 18, 2001, in the Westwood section of Los Angeles.
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Walker starred in all but one of the six blockbusters as agent Brian O'Conner. Here he leans against a 1998 Nissan Skyline GTR in a scene from "Fast & Furious."
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Actor Paul Walker cheers after racing in the 3rd Annual Cadillac Super Bowl Grand Prix at the CSX Parking Lot on February 5, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida.
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In 2005, Walker starred in the action film "Into the Blue alongside actress Jessica Alba. The film was directed by John Stockwell.
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Walker and Actress Ziyi Zhang appear onstage during the 2005 MTV Movie Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 4, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.
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Walker chats with host Vanessa Minnillo during a taping for MTV's "Total Request Live" show at the MTV Times Square Studios, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, in New York.
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In 2006, Jason Biggs and Paul Walker played Antarctic explorers in Disney's "Eight Below."
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Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez and actor Vin Diesel starred in "The Fast and the Furious 4," which was released April 3, 2009.
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Walker also appeared in the star-studded film "Takers" alongside Matt Dillon, Chris Brown, Idris Elba, rapper T.I., Jay Hernandez, Hayden Christensen, and Zoë Saldaña. Here, Walker takes a photo with a fan prior to the red carpet screening in Atlanta, Ga., on August 25, 2010.
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Walker starred in "Fast Five" (a.k.a. "Fast and Furious 5") in 2011. The film was the first to depart from the racing theme seen in the franchise's previous installments.
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Vin Diesel as Dom Toretto and Paul Walker as Brian O'Connel appear in a still from the movie "Fast Five."
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Walker attends the basball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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Walker modeled on the runway in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 21, 2013 for the Colcci summer collection at Sao Paulo Fashion Week. Model Erin Heatherton, left, and Brazilian model Izabel Goulart accompanied the actor.
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Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez, from left, from the cast of "Fast & Furious" present the award for breakthrough performance at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013.
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Actors Luke Evans, Michelle Rodriquez, Chris Ludacris Bridges, Gal Gadot, Paul Walker, director Justin Lin and actors Elsa Pataky, Vin Diesel, Gina Carano, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Ssung Kang attend the "Fast & Furious 6" World Premiere at The Empire, Leicester Square on May 7, 2013 in London, England.
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Walker, Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson attend the "Fast & Furious 6" World Premiere at The Empire, Leicester Square on May 7, 2013 in London, England.
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This film publicity image released by Universal Pictures shows Jordana Brewster, left, and Paul Walker in a scene from "Fast & Furious 6."
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Actress/show host Rebel Wilson accepts Breakthrough Performance award from actors Jordana Brewster and Paul Walker onstage during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on April 14, 2013 in Culver City, California.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the 'Fast and Furious' films, and to countless fans," Universal Pictures said in a statement.
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