The tragic death of Paul Walker in a car accident this past weekend has thrown into doubt the future of the wildly popular and profitable Fast and Furious film franchise, a series the late actor and car enthusiast played an enormous role in. Of the six films, Walker took the lead in five, playing Brian O'Connor, a former Los Angeles Police Department detective and FBI agent. Walker was in the middle of filming Fast and Furious 7 when he was killed.
Actor Paul Walker, 40, died Saturday afternoon in a car crash that occurred in Santa Clarita, CA, north of Los Angeles. The death has been confirmed on Walker's own Facebook page with the following message: