Filipinos bid goodbye to Paul Walker

On December 1 at around 10:30 a.m. Manila time, “Fast & Furious” star  Paul Walker died in a  car crash shortly after attending a charity event to raise funds for the victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name “Haiyan”).

His death was emotionally felt in the Philippines because his final act was spearheading a fund raising drive to aid the Filipino victims of the latest disaster that hit the country. Prior to the event, the charitable organization ROWW (Reach Out World Wide) which he and his friends founded four years ago has already sent a medical team to help the typhoon victims.

Walker and the cast of the seventh sequel of “Fast & Furious” also appeared in the 45-second video to cheer up their Filipino fans and appealed for aid to the Philippines. The “Fast & Furious” movie premiered in Manila and topped local box office for two weeks.

Walker had been scheduled to shoot several important scenes this week. His death will require some major rewrites of the movie and it won’t make its July 11, 2014 release date.

Walker became famous in 1999 after his role in the hit film “Varsity Blues.” He became a big international star as Brian O’Conner in the film series “Fast and Furious.”

In real life he was an avid car enthusiast and competed in various racing series. He was also very active in worldwide charity works.