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To say that many of us were shocked to hear about Paul Walker’s death is an understatement.  As confirmation began to spread, celebrities and fans expressed their sadness and disbelief about this tragedy; by all accounts, Paul Walker seemed like a great guy offscreen.

But for his second family, the cast and crew of The Fast & the Furious franchise, the news has hit them on a deeper level. They were just starting to wrap up on the seventh installment and with the much time being spent over the last 12 years, the relationships become more than just “co-workers.”

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson” took to Twitter to express his sadness regarding Paul Walkers death:

James Wan, the director of The Fast & the Furious 7, was understandably in a state of disbelief:

On Instagram, Paul Walker’s friends/co-stars posted pictures while adding captions. Ludacris wrote:

“Your humble spirit was felt from the start, 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 our hearts @paulwalker legacy will live on forever. R.I.P.”

Vin Diesel added:

“Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace.”

Tyrese’s reaction really encompassed what everyone who knew him seemed to be feeling:

“My heart is hurting so bad no one cam make me believe this is real Father God I pray that you send clarity over this cause I just don’t undertsand 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…#HeartOfAnAngel13YrsFamilyForeverWeJustCelebratedYour40thBirthday…My God…My God…I can’t believe I’m writing this”

He also posted a picture of a recent text message conversation and as part of the caption, Tyrese added, “At least I got to say I love you…”

Walker’s co-stars from Takers also reacted to the news:

T.I.: “I’m shocked & saddened to find that the world has lost such a great spirited person. Paul Walker was not only a passionate, talented actor, he was also a sincere man with a genuine personality, that filled a room immediately upon introduction. My family’s hearts & prayers is extended to his family, especially his daughter. He will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace. #RIPPAULWALKER”

Idris Elba: “I’m Heart broken Paul Walker, he was a mate of mine, very sad. My heart goes out to his daughter.”

Michael Ealy: “My heart is crushed by the news that my friend Paul Walker passed away today. Prayers and light to his daughter and family right now.”

We will update you if any other information becomes available about this terrible tragedy. Gone Too Soon: Actors Who Died While Filming A Movie Or TV Show 

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