Co-stars and friends of actor Paul Walker grieved on Twitter and Instagram as news of his death on Saturday spread over the weekend. Walker, 40, was already shooting the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious series.
Vin Diesel, who played Walker’s brother-in-law and best friend in the films, posted a picture of Walker and himself on his Instagram Saturday night, writing, “Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace.”
Ludacris, who co-starred with Walker in several of the Fast & Furious wrote on Sunday, “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 Gibson, another Fast co-star, posted: “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”
Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, another Fast mainstay, wrote simply, “Love you brother” on Sunday.
Tyson Beckford, who starred with Walker on Into the Blue, wrote, “RIP Paul Walker, will miss you! #IntotheBlue”
50 Cent wrote, “RIP Paul Walker my prayers go out to his family and loved ones God Bless #SMSaudio”
Other friends and former co-stars from films like She’s All That, Takers and Varsity Blues tweeted their grief.
Paul was a truly good person in a town of questionable characters.
..A real life tragedy if there ever was one.—
Rachael Leigh Cook (@RachaelLCook) December 01, 2013
I'm Heart broken Paul Walker, he was a mate of mine, very sad. My heart goes out to his daughter.—
Idris Elba (@idriselba) December 01, 2013
Heavy heavy heart tonight. Paul Walker was a genuinely good, sweet, kind, laid back, loving person. Sending much love to his family.—
olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) December 01, 2013
It's hard to believe we have to say this. Rest in Peace, Paul Walker. You'll be missed.—
Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) December 01, 2013