Paul Walker

Paul Walker
Walker in March 2009 at the Fast & Furious premiere in London's Leicester Square
Paul William Walker IV

(1973-09-12)September 12, 1973
DiedNovember 30, 2013(2013-11-30) (aged 40)
Cause of deathInjuries sustained from single-vehicle collision
Resting placeCremated: ashes buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California
EducationVillage Christian School
Years active1975–2013
Net worthSteady $25 million (2014)[1][2]
Partner(s)Rebecca McBrain
RelativesCody Walker (brother)
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Paul William Walker IV[3] (September 12, 1973[4] – November 30, 2013) was an American actor best known for his role as Brian O'Conner in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Walker first gained prominence in 1999 with roles in the teen films She's All That and Varsity Blues. In 2001, he gained international fame for his role in the street racing action film The Fast and the Furious (2001), a role he reprised in five of the next six installments, but died in 2013 in the middle of filming Furious 7 (2015).

Walker began his career guest-starring on TV shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel. He later starred in films such as Joy Ride (2001), Timeline (2003), Into the Blue (2005), Eight Below (2006), and Running Scared (2006). He also appeared in the National Geographic series Expedition Great White (2010)[5] and in ads for Davidoff Cool Water cologne.[6] He founded the disaster-relief charity Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW) in response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[7]

Walker died on November 30, 2013, at the age of 40 as a passenger in a single-car crash alongside friend and driver Roger Rodas. Walker was working on three films at the time of his death which were released posthumously: Hours (2013), Brick Mansions (2014), and Furious 7 (2015). The Wiz Khalifa song "See You Again", featuring Charlie Puth, was commissioned for the Furious 7 soundtrack as a tribute to Walker. It was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Original Song in 2015 and was the number-one song in the United States for 12 weeks.[8]

Early life

Walker was born in Glendale, California, and was the son of Cheryl (née Crabtree), a fashion model, and Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor and boxer who was a two-time Golden Gloves champion.[9][10][11] Paul's paternal grandfather had a boxing career as "'Irish' Billy Walker". Paul's ancestry was mostly English, with some German, Swiss, and Irish.[12] One of his grandfathers raced factory cars for Ford in the 1960s.[9] The oldest of five siblings, Walker was raised primarily in the Sunland community of Los Angeles and attended high school in the San Fernando Valley, graduating from Sun Valley's Village Christian School in 1991.[13][14] He was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[10] After high school, Walker attended several community colleges in Southern California, majoring in marine biology.[15]

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