Paul Walker's death on Nov. 30, 2013, two days after Thanksgiving, was a shocking loss.
The exceptionally handsome actor was only 40, and the fact that the star of the blockbuster Fast & Furious franchise had been killed in a car accident only added to the bitter tragedy. He left behind a 15-year-old daughter, Meadow Rain Walker. His family and friends were devastated. Those were the elements that were obvious right from the start.
While it came as no surprise to his biggest fans or those who knew Walker well, it was only upon his death that millions more people learned just what a splendid human he had been in life.