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Paul Walker

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Born: 12 September 1973
Died: 30 November 2013

Actor.  Played Brian O'Connor in the movie Fast & Furious series of films. His character was undercover as "Brian Spillner" throughout most of the first film. He died in a crash of a Porsche in Los Angeles driven by Roger Rodas.


The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Paul Walker page on 28 November 2015, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Walker began his career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel. Walker gained prominence with breakout roles in coming-of-age and teen films such as She's All That and Varsity Blues. In 2001, Walker gained international fame for his portrayal of Brian O'Conner in the street racing action film The Fast and the Furious, and would reprise the role in five of the next six installments. He also starred in films such as Eight Below, Timeline, Into the Blue, Joy Ride and Running Scared.

Outside of acting, Walker was the face of The Coty Prestige fragrance brand Davidoff Cool Water for Men, and starred in the National Geographic Channel series, Expedition Great White. He also founded the charity "Reach Out Worldwide" (ROWW), an organization providing relief efforts for areas affected by natural disasters. He was often highly noted for his off-screen charity work while often being poorly received as a performer.

Walker died in a single-vehicle collision on November 30, 2013, alongside friend Roger Rodas. Three films that he was involved in at the time were released posthumously: Hours (2013), Brick Mansions (2014) and Furious 7 (2015). The song "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa, which appeared on the Furious 7 soundtrack, is a tribute to Walker.

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1 December 2013'Fast and Furious' Actor Paul Walker DiesVOA News
4 December 2013Paul Walker murió por traumatismos y quemaduras, según su autopsia Wikinoticias
4 December 2013Woman Says She's Glad Paul Walker Is Dead - Receives Death ThreatsMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey

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