Sadly, Paul Walker is gone, and much too soon. We salute the man for his contributions in bringing car culture to the masses via his Fast and Furious films, as well as the generosity displayed through his charitable efforts.
True to form, Walker was helping others right up until the end, attending a “Charity Toy Drive & Automotive Social Gathering” to benefit survivors of the recent typhoon in the Philippines on the afternoon of his death, according to CNN.
Walker wasn’t just a fan of hot cars on screen–where he was usually seen driving an import such as a Mitsubishi Evo, Nissan Skyline GT-R or Toyota Supra–but loved cars off screen as well, competing in the Redline Time Attack racing series. At this point in his life, he was in the middle of filming the seventh Fast and Furious installment, and presumably doing what he loved to do best.
Paul Walker’s family has asked that he be remembered best with donations to the charity he founded and loved – Reach Out Worldwide. Universal Pictures has also announced that a portion of the proceeds from the home video release of Fast and Furious 6 will go to Walker’s charity.
Photo courtesy of FOX.