Paul Walker Dead at 40: Country Artists React
Late Saturday evening (Nov. 30), the tragic news hit the internet hard: Paul Walker is dead. The ‘Fast and Furious ‘ star, 40, was killed in a single-car crash on Saturday afternoon after leaving a charity event.
Walker was the passenger in a Porsche which lost control and slammed into a either a pole or tree, causing the vehicle to burst into flames. Both he and the driver were killed, ScreenCrush reports. The actor had been working on ‘Fast and Furious 7‘ with Vin Diesel. Representatives for Walker confirmed the news with a heartfelt messages at his official Facebook page.
Movie buffs were not the only ones shocked and saddened by the unexpected tragedy — even country artists shared their reactions, with many taking to social media to express their sympathy for Walker’s family. The actor leaves behind a daughter, age 15.
So unbelievably sad to hear of Paul Walker's death. Prayers going up for his family, and for all who love and admire him.
— Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA) December 1, 2013
Prayers out to @RealPaulWalker's family especially his young daughter. Such a tragedy.
— Rodney Atkins (@RodneyAtkins) December 1, 2013
What horrible news #PaulWalker prayers go out to his family. You just never know…. Cherish each breath, it's a gift
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) December 1, 2013
I hope and pray all y'all travel safe this holiday season. Life is too precious.
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) December 1, 2013
Heartbroken. So damn sad. Life is so short. Praying for his family.
— Jana Kramer (@kramergirl) December 1, 2013
This just hurts to see. God bless that girl. pic.twitter.com/iuiDlnXVTO
— Chase Rice (@ChaseRiceMusic) December 1, 2013
RIP Paul Walker. Saw him for the first time in Meet The Deedles when I was 10. Can't imagine what his family and friends are feeling.
— Cassadee Pope (@CassadeePope) December 1, 2013
So sad about Paul Walker. Prayers for his family.
— Whitney Duncan (@whitneyduncan) December 1, 2013