Director Steve McQueen and his homeboy muse, Michael Fassbender.
Although Paul Walker was not a favorite actor of mine, I am well aware of him and have enjoyed watching him in his movies over the past decade. It is so shocking to learn of his untimely, tragic death yesterday that it just gives me pause to consider a few things about life.
I posted this comment at Awards Watch this morning in response to my belief that Paul and his friend Roger died immediately.
The coroner will confirm this but I’m 99% sure that they died instantly. Look at the tree, it’s not even bent. They hit it at high impact and the car just exploded. The impact itself knocked them unconscious or killed them outright, and then the fire. They will most likely be cremated by family.
I also want to take a moment to mention how these celebrity deaths affect some of us. We look to some entertainers as people with the talent to bring us joy and a form of escapism when we watch their films. And with Paul Walker, the Fast and Furious film are pure escapism and fun to watch. We look at some of these actors as people we’d like to know in real life, especially if they are good and decent people like Paul was. You never saw him in the gossip rags, he wasn’t seen drunk, doing drugs, being a diva, or rude to people. He was an honest to good dude who also was beautiful too. He wasn’t a favorite actor, he wasn’t even on my radar, but I knew about him and seen his movies. It’s just the suddenness of his death, and the horror of his death that hurts and reminds me that none of us are guaranteed to be here two hours from now or tomorrow. We can die at any minute.
Paul Walker had wonderful 40 years on this planet and leaves a daughter behind.
Rest in peace Paul.
As some of you know, I had a bit of an altercation today with a woman named Diane on an airplane.
I had a great time antagonizing her, reading your responses, and just generally trying to have fun with an irritating person. But I did have a point and I just want to put it out there.
I know I can…
you should have slapped her back. she assaulted you.Source: theyearofelan