Fast & Furious Star Passes Away; The Rock Comments on His Co-Star’s Passing

Mike Killam

It was reported this Saturday that actor Paul Walker has passed away in a car accident that also took the life of a friend that he was driving with. Walker was in the process of filming The Fast & The Furious 7, but according to a report by CNN, was leaving a charity event for Reach Out Worldwide, benefiting victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson posted the following on Twitter in response to the news:

While news of Paul Walker's passing isn't, strictly speaking, pro wrestling related, he did appear briefly on an episode of Monday Night Raw last year, wishing The Rock a happy birthday in his hometown during a huge birthday celebration. The Iron Sheik responded to the news as well:

The official Facebook page of Paul Walker posted the following, confirming the incident: 

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. 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.

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