Almost 8 years ago, Fast & Furious star, Paul Walker, suddenly and tragically lost his life in a devastating car accident. And now his brother, Cody Walker, has spoken out about what he thinks of the new films…
It’s been close to 8 years since his untimely death and it’s still a sore subject among his fans.
Born in California in 1973, the star made his big-screen debut in the 1986 horror spoof Monster in Your Closet.
Including Charles in Charge, Who’s the Boss? and The Young and the Restless.
His role in the 1999 flick Varsity Blues earnt him significant attention and turned the heads of critics.
In 2001, Paul landed the role we all know and love him for: starring as Brian O’Conner in The Fast and the Furious.
And he subsequently became the face associated with the smash-hit franchise.
The Fast and Furious was a huge success.
The movie grossed an impressive $207.3 million at the box office and ultimately kickstarted the hugely popular franchise.
2 years later, the franchise returned to screens with its first sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious.
The movie was even more successful than the first, raking in a whopping $236.3 million in revenue at the box office.
He kept himself busy, to say the least.
He starred in other action movies, including Takers, Hours, and Vehicle 19.
Paul tragically passed away on 30th November 2013, aged only forty.
He was reportedly in the passenger seat of a Porsche when his friend, who was driving, lost control, causing the vehicle to crash into a tree.
And both Paul and his friend were pronounced dead at the scene.
The world mourned the loss of one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
And now, since his untimely death…
Paul’s brother has shared his thoughts on the latest films to come out of the franchise he was part of.
He says the Fast and the Furious family made the right move in how they let his character go…
And thinks Paul would love that the franchise is still going.
And fans wholeheartedly agree…
Cody Walker was asked by TMZ about how he feels F&F has honored his brother’s legacy, with the latest movie about to hit theatres…
Cody says Vin and the rest of the crew have done well, tastefully paying tribute to Paul’s character, Brian O’Conner in the sequels.
Cody says he was in middle school when F&F first came out, and that both he and Paul developed a love of cars due to the movies…
He says people often come up to him in the street, telling him Paul is the reason they love cars, and his response is always “Me too!!!”
They also asked Cody about Paul’s famous orange 1994 Toyota Supra, which is going up for auction later this month…
Cody’s anticipating a huge figure and thinks that Paul would find the whole thing hilarious.
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