The death of actor Paul Walker over the weekend elicited an outpouring of memories and photos from his peers who had worked alongside him on set. And fans of Walker's, who knew him from movies like "Fast and Furious," "Varsity Blues," and "Joy Ride," took to social networks to share experiences of meeting the star in person. Judging by the comments, it seems that everyone who came in contact with Walker left with a smile on their face.
Twitter user Hanna Ochoa posted a shot of Walker in a Starbucks, writing in the caption that he was "such a nice person" and "called me sweetheart." Another Twitter user, named Kristina, from New Orleans, uploaded a picture of her with the actor, saying that he was her favorite and was a down-to-earth guy. A mother named Brandy uploaded a photo of Walker with her son, calling the fallen star both "a great guy and a role model."
Rapper RZA also paid tribute to the actor, with a new song called "Destiny Bends." The Wu-Tang Clan emcee met Walker on the set of the film "Brick Mansions," which was set to come out next year. There has been no official confirmation yet on the status of "Fast and Furious 7," last slated for a July 2014 release.
While colleagues and fans alike mourn Walker's death online, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating the accident. The actor was the passenger in a one-car accident Saturday afternoon. Walker and the driver, confirmed by the Los Angeles Times as business partner Roger Rodas, were in a red Porsche that crashed into a light pole and burst into flames. The Sheriff's Department said in a statement that "speed was a factor."