Paul Walker, the handsome, blue-eyed actor with the charming smile that graced the big screen for multiple box office hits, died in a car crash Saturday afternoon in Valencia, Calif. He was 40 years old.
"It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide," the star's Facebook post read.
"He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. - #TeamPW."
Fans, friends and colleagues have taken to Twitter as they try to wrap their head around the shocking news.
Ludacris "Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark, we were like brothers & our birthdays are only 1 day apart, now You will forever hold a place in all of our hearts @paulwalker legacy will live on forever. R.I.P."
Tyrese: "My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real Father God I pray that you send clarity over this cause I just don't understand My heart hurts it's broken no one can convince me that this is real.... Prayer warriors please pray real hard for his only child, his daughter and family... #HeartOfAnAngel13YrsFamilyForeverWeJustCelebreatedYour40thBirthday..... My God... My God... I can't believe I'm writing this"
Ja Rule: "R.i.p. to the homie Paul Walker and condolences to his family I'm truly upset about this right now smh life is to short enjoy every moment and appreciate family and the little things we take for granted you will be missed..."
Hill Harper: "When Paul & I shot The Skulls, had a great time. He was one of the nicest, generous of spirit actors I've ever worked with. RIP Paul Walker"
Chad Lowe: "Never met #PaulWalker, but I met his mom. She was kind, humble, & proud of her son. My thoughts & prayers to her & the rest of his family."