“What are you working on next?”
“Well, you’re a cop who goes undercover in the street racing world, and instead of doing your job as a cop… you fall in love with the people.”
…That’s the conversation that started the series we all know and love.
As with most deaths of those in the car scene, the tragedy effects many of us enthusiasts – whether we had met the person or not. Many of us have shared the same passion for years, and it sucks to see that taken away from someone.
It’s already been five years since the passing of the famous Fast & Furious actor, Paul Walker. I assume most of you know the circumstance, but for those who don’t; Paul passed away in a car accident, following a charity event, in the midst of the filming for Furious 7. At the time, many uncompleted scenes were filled by his brothers, Cody and Caleb. The ending scene of Furious 7 pays tribute to the star of the series.
Family, friends, coworkers, and fans alike have taken this time to reflect on the impact Paul had on the industry, as well as their lives and others’. Just this past weekend, highlights from his life were showcased in a new documentary named I Am Paul Walker, featuring never before seen video clips and footage. Before the episode’s release, its trailer spread across car enthusiasts’ social media feeds like wildfire.
Told almost wholly through interviews, his loved ones tell stories of how Paul’s love for the automobile came to be, his younger years, and his rise to stardom. His parents, brothers, sister Ashlie, Fast & Furious Director Rob Cohen, and co-star and friend Tyrese Gibson share some of their favorite close memories.
He came from a line of just like… badasses. — Caleb Walker
You can view the entire documentary on the Paramount Network, or use a 24-hour free trial to watch it HERE (like us).