Fast & Furious actor dies in car Crash
by FFE Entertainment News Staff
‘We love the Philippines’ — this was one of the last words American ‘Fast & Furious’ star Paul Walker said before he died in a car crash in Southern California on Saturday.
Walker was in the passenger seat of a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, a car known for its difficulty in handling, when it smashed into a light pole in a community in Santa Clarita, 30 miles north of Hollywood. Roger Rodus, lead driver and owner of the high-performance auto shop Always Forever, was the driver of the car that burst into flames after crashing.
Before the crash took place, Walker and Rodus were in the charity event Charity Toy Drive & Automotive Social Gathering organised by Rodus’ shop. Reports said Walker was taking friends out for a test drive in the Porsche as part of the charity drive.
Walker had been active in reaching out to fans to support victims of typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. In his official Facebook fan page, Walker’s charity organisation Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) called out thrice for help and donations for typhoon victims:
Walker and the cast of Fast and Furious also posted a video calling out for help for typhoon survivors through ROWW:
In the video, he said ‘We are reaching out at the fans. We love Manila. We were there last year. We love the Philippines. It is better to be armed and ready, let us start sending.’ ROWW has already sent medical teams in Tacloban and the organisation says it plans to continue sending more aid.
Many Filipino fans have expressed their condolences and gratitude for Walker’s initiative in helping typhoon victims: