by Bruna Nessif | Sun., Dec. 1, 2013 1:30 PM
No one saw this coming.
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"
Laz Alonso: "My prayers are with @RealPaulWalker family and friends. Down 2 earth & real as they come. #RIP"
Jenni "JWoww" Farley: "Omg Paul walker... rip"
Adam Shankman: "#rippaulwalker i was blessed to call you friend and a beautiful light in the world just went out. i love you paul"
Bret Easton Ellis: "Paul Walker was probably the most beautiful American movie actor of the past two decades."
Wayne Brady: "God Bless @RealPaulWalker RIP."
Cedric the Entertainer: "Sad news. Sorry to hear about Paul Walker passing. Good dude."
Garcelle Beauvais: "So sad about @realpaulwalker RIP enjoy each moment guys."
Steve Yeun: "very sad to hear paul walker passed. rip."
Xzibit: "Wow! Horrible horrible news. RIP PAUL WALKER. prayers go out to his friends and family at this difficult time. #crazy."
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."
Eric Braeden: "Paul Walker died tragically yesterday in a horrific car accident! One if his first jobs was on our show! Just an All American nice guy!"
Tracy Bregman: "I am beyond saddened to hear of the tragic passing of my former @YRInsider castmate, Paul Walker. My heart goes 2his family&daughter, Meadow."
Laura Lee: "So sad about Paul Walker. He was on Y&R many yrs ago #YRInsider @CBSDaytime #PaulWalker"
Doug Davidson: "God bless Paul Walker. Sweet loving man. I knew him when he was my sister's boyfriend in the '80's on #Y&R"
Kate Linder: "I'm so sad to hear about @paulwalker. I had the pleasure of working with him @ YandR_CBS @YRInsider @CBSDaytime he was such a sweet guy!"
Young and the Restless Official Twitter: Everyone at #YR & @CBSDaytime is deeply saddened to hear about the death of Paul Walker. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family.
-Originally published Nov. 30 at 7:44 p.m.
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