Fast & Furious’ Paul Walker tragically died in a car crash

Paul Walker dead at 40: ‘Fast and Furious’ star killed in fiery car crash – Daily News

Paul Walker

Paul Walker

“Him and his buddy, his brother in arms at heart just decided to joyride, take a spin. Something we all do. We’re all car enthusiasts,”said Antonio Holmes, who said he was a friend of Walker’s.

“We’re all here driving, enjoying each other, and God must’ve needed help.”

Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker dies in California car crash – BBC

“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 organisation Reach Out Worldwide,” the statement on the actor’s Facebook page said.

“He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We… are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news.”

Fast and Furious Actor Paul Walker Dead in Porsche Accident – KRON4

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Tweet from Paul Walker’s Official Account

It’s with a heavy heart that we must confirm Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident…MORE:http://t.co/9hDuJMH99M – #TeamPW
— Paul Walker (@RealPaulWalker) December 1, 2013

‘Fast and Furious’ actor Paul Walker dead after car crash – EW

“Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the Fast and Furious films, and to countless fans.  We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul’s family,” a rep for Universal said in a statement.

Actor Paul Walker dies – CNN

Along with Vin Diesel, the 40-year-old Walker has been one of the stalwarts of the “Fast & Furious” movie series, characterized by its racing scenes and attractive cast.

 

The box-office success of the first film in 2001 fueled sequels. The series’ sixth installment came out earlier this year, topping the Memorial Day weekend box office.

 

At the time of his death, Walker was working on the seventh film of the franchise, with a scheduled release date of 2014.

Such a tragic loss … my heart goes out to Paul Walker’s family and friends – including his friend that was driving at the time of the crash. His friend also died in the crash and has family and friends who will miss him as well.

It is a great loss to those of us who love the franchise (Fast & Furious). We can just imagine how hard this was for Vin Diesel and everyone else that have been working with Paul Walker all these years. My heart goes out to all the folks that are are part of the Fast & Furious franchise and lost a piece of their family when Paul Walked died today.

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As a close, I would like to quote the Roman’s Grace over the meal at the end of Fast & Furious 6 – I somehow think it fits:

Father thank you for the gathering of friends, Father we give thanks for all the choices we’ve made because that’s what makes us who we are, let us forever cherish the loved ones we’ve lost along the way; thank you for the little angel, the newest addition to our family, thank you for bringing Letty home, and most of all thank you for fast cars!

Rest in peace, Paul Walker…you are missed.

 

EDIT: Added Roman’s grace over the meal at the end of F&F6.

Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors

Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors – MyPassionIsBooks Blog

 

Check out the article at MyPassionIsBooks about this wonderful list of authors that have had movies made of their books!

The top 25! And Stephen King hit Number 1! Congrats Stephen King!! And to all the great authors on this list!

Rest in Peace: Ray Bradbury

RIP: Ray Bradbury!

Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 — June 5, 2012) was an American fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and for the science fiction stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951), Bradbury was one of the most celebrated among 20th century American writers of speculative fiction. Many of Bradbury’s works have been adapted into television shows or films.

It is hard to believe that Ray Bradbury, my all time favorite SciFi/Fantasy writer is no longer with us.

Ray Bradbury at 75 from Wikimedia

Ray Bradbury at 75 from Wikimedia

Ray Bradbury dies: Author of ‘Fahrenheit 451’ and ‘Martian Chronicles’ was 91 – WashingtonPost

Ray Bradbury, the science fiction-fantasy master who transformed his childhood dreams and Cold War fears into telepathic Martians, lovesick sea monsters, and, in uncanny detail, the high-tech, book-burning future of “Fahrenheit 451,” has died. He was 91.

He died Tuesday night, his daughter said Wednesday. Alexandra Bradbury did not have additional details.

Ray Bradbury even approaching his 90s was turning out novels and plays/screen plays and surprisingly poetry, although apparently after his stroke, it did slow him down a bit.

My heart goes out to Ray Bradbury’s family. Their loss is so great, I know, but the loss to the world is also great. Ray Bradbury will be mourned and missed by the whole world. His contributions to the SciFi/Fantasy/Thriller genres alone will continue to be appreciated by those who love his work and will be passed on to their children for generations to come. Who could ask for a better legacy.

It is hard to believe that there will be no more Fahrenheit 451 or Martian Chronicles or the other myriads of great works by Ray Bradbury again… so instead, I will just sit here listening to my book. I think maybe he was the first person who ever wrote about ‘listening to books’ in the way he did in Martian Chronicles.

Whether you generally appreciate Science Fiction or not, Ray Bradbury was a fabulous writer and a true storyteller. He had a a very special gift.

You will be greatly missed Ray Bradbury…. The world won’t seem the same without you somehow…

Ray Bradbury from his About Ray Bradbury page
Ray Bradbury from his About Ray Bradbury page
This may have been Ray Bradbury’s last published article/work, it was on the New Yorker posted June 4, 2012, the day before he passed away: Take Me Home by Ray Bradbury – NewYorker. Thank you GeniusMusings for finding the article.
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Movies from Ray Bradbury’s novels (did I miss any?):