Unfortunate news has hit for fans of the Fast & Furious franchise, as lead protagonist and Brian O'Conner actor Paul Walker has tragically passed away according to reports from TMZ and various news sites, including his personal Facebook fanpage.
It's really sad news to bear, especially since Walker was in the midst of a charity event for his organization "Reach Out Worldwide" when he died, which was aimed at providing relief efforts for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.
Update: Vin Diesel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and other Fast & Furious co-stars react to Walker's passing via Comic Book.com.
One of the last bits of footage when he was still among us was posted by TMZ, when he was in LAX.
And several tributes like this one from Latinusnews HD have since surfaced.
The Fast & Furious franchise will certainly be different without O'Conner around, and filming for the next film, Fast & Furious 7, is in post-production, which will be his final appearance in the franchise. It's unknown how this affects the film's development, but that's beside the point, as a star in Hollywood has passed on. We can only hope he's in a better place now.
R.I.P Paul Walker, and thanks for entertaining us with your talent and acting.