Yesterday, November 30, 2013, the world lost Paul William Walker IV, most widely known for his portrayal of Brian O’Conner in The Fast & The Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6 and 7. The 40 year old actor died in a car crash. He had just left a toy drive for his charity Reach Out Worldwide. Walker was known for his generosity. About ten years ago, while in a Santa Barbara jewelry store, Walker noticed a young military veteran shopping for engagement rings and realizing that he couldn’t really afford them. Reportedly, Walker pulled the manager of the store aside and said “Put that girl’s ring on my tab.” He left his billing information and the couple, who didn’t recognize the actor while he was in the store, were completely shocked. The rings were about $10,000.
Walker was a passenger in the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, being driven by racing team partner Roger Rodus. The car collided with a light pole and and burst into flames. According to CNN “Speed was a factor in the crash… A 45 mph speed limit sign was attached to the light pole knocked down by the Porsche.” Rodus also passed in the tragic accident. There was a memorial held for the actor this past Sunday, and the official Facebook fan page has stated that they will do there best to give notice to the public on where condolences can be sent. As of now, this has not been updated.