Celebs Gone Too Soon
By Wonderwall Editors
Paul Walker's tragic death at the age of 40 in a fiery car crash isn't just a great loss to the entertainment world. His passing has also left an enormous hole in the hearts of his fans and everyone who was close to him. Sadly, the handsome movie star best known for his starring turn in the blockbuster franchise that started with 2001's "The Fast and the Furious" has now joined a host of other stars who died before their careers -- and lives -- reached their full potential. Click through as Wonderwall takes a look back at more stars who were gone too soon ...
The oldest of five kids raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Paul got his start in Hollywood with small parts he landed as a child. Soon after he garnered bigger roles in teen-focused films including "Varsity Blues," "She's All That" and "The Skulls" before his career really took off thanks to the "Fast and the Furious" franchise. Paul was a devoted father to daughter Meadow Rain, 15, who in recent years had moved to California from Hawaii to live with her father -- a self-described "outdoorsman, ocean addict and adrenaline junkie." But Paul and a friend's life came to an abrupt end in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Nov. 30, where Paul was co-hosting a charity car show through his non-profit organization Reach Out Worldwide to raise money for victims of the recent Philippines typhoon. Witnesses say Paul climbed into the passenger seat of a cherry-red Porsche as close pal Roger Rodas got behind the wheel -- and within minutes of taking the car out for a spin, they were tragically killed when it burst into flames after crashing just a few blocks away on Nov. 30, 2013. The beloved actor was 40 years old at the time of his passing.
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