It's been eight years since the world was forced to say goodbye to Paul Walker.
Perhaps best known for his work in the wildly popular Fast and the Furious franchise, the actor tragically died on November 30, 2013 at the age of 40, the passenger in a single-car crash. As he and friend Roger Rodas headed out to attend an event for Walker's charity Reach Out Worldwide, meant to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Rodas' Porsche Carrera GT, traveling at a speed determined to be between 80 and 93 mph in a 45 mph zone in Santa Clarita, Calif., slammed into a concrete lamp post and two trees, bursting into flames. Both bodies were, sadly, burned beyond recognition.
"He wasn't really a formal kind of a guy…knowing him he would just want you to be doing something fun that you enjoy doing with him," his brother Cody has said. "It's not a day to be sad. He wouldn't want you to be sad. He would just want you to be with family and friends."
Added his other sibling Caleb, "We're just trying to live the life that Paul would want us to live. And just be happy and look forward."
Let's take a look back at his life—a life well-lived, however brief it may have been—in photos.
This story was originally published on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at 3 a.m. PT