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Paul Walker: Hollywood left stunned by death

By Breeanna Hare, CNN
updated 9:37 AM EST, Sun December 1, 2013
Paul Walker, a star of the "Fast & Furious" movie franchise, died Saturday, November 30, 2013, in a car crash. He was 40. Here's a look at his career through the years: Paul Walker, a star of the "Fast & Furious" movie franchise, died Saturday, November 30, 2013, in a car crash. He was 40. Here's a look at his career through the years:
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Actor Paul Walker died in a car crash Saturday
  • Several in Hollywood were stunned by the news
  • Stars took to social media to express their grief

(CNN) -- Paul Walker's sudden death has left many in Hollywood nearly too stunned to speak.

As the news of his death spread on Saturday, some celebrities, including Lady Gaga and Alyssa Milano, tweeted their disbelief.

Adored for his work in the "Fast & Furious" movie franchise, Walker was in the midst of filming a seventh installment at the time of his death. Two of his co-stars in the blockbuster series, Ludacris and Tyrese, expressed their grief on social media.

"I can't believe I'm writing this," singer/actor Tyrese shared on Instagram, along with a photo of himself with the late star. "My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real Father God I pray that you send clarity over this cause I just don't understand ... My heart hurts it's broken no one can convince me that this is real.... Prayer warriors please pray real hard for his only child, his daughter and family..."

Ludacris, meanwhile, remembered Walker for his "humble spirit" with a verse: "Wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark, we were like brothers & our birthdays are only 1 day apart, now You will forever hold a place in all of our hearts."

The 40-year-old actor, who rose to fame in 2001's "The Fast & The Furious" after appearing in '90s hits "She's All That" and "Varsity Blues," died in a car accident. He'd been attending a charity event for his organization, Reach Out Worldwide.

Throughout the industry, several are mourning the loss of a great friend and, by their account, giving humanitarian:

Tellingly, Walker's passing was felt throughout the entertainment world, as even those outside of acting took a moment to reflect on the sobering death.

Walker's next film, "Hours," is scheduled to be released on December 13.

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