Too Fast and Too Furious: Paul Walker [1973-2013]
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Paul Walker was the face of the Fast and Furious films, and ironically a car accident took his life in 2013 when a Porsche Carrera GT driven by Roger Rodas, doing 72 mph in a 45 mph zone, crashed into a lamppost and two trees. Both bodies were burned beyond recognition. An investigation concluded neither road conditions nor mechanical failure played a part in the collision. Walker’s daughter and Rodas’ wife later filed suit against Porsche but a court concluded there was no wrongdoing on the automaker’s part.
Although Walker had been a star of Pleasantville (1998), Varsity Blues (1999), She’s All That (1999), and The Skulls (2000), it was his role in 2001’s first Fast and Furious that sent his career into overdrive.