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Paul Walker dead at 40

Discussion in 'The OT' started by dpeters11, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. dpeters11

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  3. Dec 1, 2013 #3 of 21
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    KTLA led with this

    They reported Paul was the passenger, and the driver still not ID'd

    (Other sites are noting details of the accident are terrible, please use caution in researching this unfortunate accident)
     
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    Based on what I've seen it may be difficult to figure out who was where in the car before the crash. There is not much left. Unfortunate. I'm surprised they were able to ID him (unless it is a circumstantial ID ... they think he was in the car and it has not been proven otherwise).
     
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    What I find morbidly curious is the fact that a couple weeks ago Paul Walker was the victim of a celebrity death hoax. The hoax was carried by many websites and a memorial page was started on Facebook. Then they said no Paul Walker is alive and well. Here we are less than a couple of weeks later and now he really is dead. I do not recall a death hoax ever becoming reality before. Cue The Twilight Show theme music......



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    Wow, one of my favorite "celebrities" not for his acting career, but his charitable works.

    R.I.P Paul Walker
     
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    Who is mourning the driver's death? Anybody? Rip the driver.
     
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    AFAIK, the name of the driver has not yet been released.
     
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    I dont believe anybody is try to disrespect the driver. It is just when you know someone and whether it is personally or through their work does not really matter, it hits you a lot more than one of the many tragic deaths that happen every single day.
     
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    I knew neither of the victims, so I will mourn the non-celebrity.
     
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    WOW how sad. I wonder what will happen with F&F 7?
     
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    Over 34000 people died in car accidents in 2012. I'm not sure if this year will be more or less but there is plenty of mourning to do.
     
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    WOW how sad. I wonder what will happen with F&F 7?


    It was already shooting and may have finished. Replacing him would be so hard for the cast to deal with if they needed to do that.

    Very sad. But I always want to know what happened before I decide just how sad. I hope he wasn't driving 100 mph.
     
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    Does it makes a difference? the sad thing was that he passed away, weather by driving, walking, cycling is a moot point....
     
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    I found this on a car forum I visit daily. I do not know if he did the picture and caption or if someone else did it, but, it sounds like him.
    I liked him in his movies. RIP



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    Does it makes a difference? the sad thing was that he passed away, weather by driving, walking, cycling is a moot point....


    I personably get tired of people making celebrities out to be saints when they die young while breaking the law and basically causing their own death. Like the guy from glee. He was a drug addict. It's sad. But don't claim he was a perfect person.

    So yes this is sad. But how big a tragedy the media will make it out to be if he was badly breaking the law is just as sad.
     
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    Saw this and it made me laugh. I have heard of Roger Rodas and find it ironic he and Paul Walker died in a high speed crash.
     
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    I suppose this is one of those "he died doing what he loved" stories.
    Taking a Porsche for a joyride.

    Mr Rodas' 8-year old son trying to pull his father from the wreckage and a friend trying to get Mr Walker out.
    The story does not get any better. :(
     
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    and who is saying he is/was a saint? Some folks get "close" to some celebrities and as such loosing them is no difference than loosing a family member who died breaking the law as well.... or you are going to tell me that loosing your brother in a car crash doing 100mph is no sadder than if he dies from a heart attack...

    And if you read my post, Paul Walker was very special for me not for his movies, but the work he has done for some charitable organizations... So for me he was not a celebrity but rather a great person.
     

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