ByBrad Cavender, writer at
Just a tall, movie hoarding, sports fanatic, teacher who is attempting to write
Brad Cavender

I couldn't even think of a catchy title for this article. This is something I don't want to write about but my respect for the subject matter means I have to in order to be able to let this go.

Coming home from a thanksgiving meal and deciding to stop at a Nike clearance store to find any left over deals was quickly smashed when I was informed that Paul Walker had died in a car crash. My immediate thought was a sick joke or twitter scam but when the source was CNN my selfish movie loving soul said what will they do about Fast 7 or 8, 9 ,10 that he had just said were a done deal. That's when my girlfriend (who doesn't share in my obsession of movies) said "He has family who just lost a son or brother and all you can worry about are sequels." This was true I hadn't thought once about Paul Walker, in my mind Brian O'Connor had died. We forget these people we form a bond with on screen are actually people like you and me.

What kind of man was Paul Walker? Personally I have no idea but the fact he died coming from a fundraiser he and the man driving the car had started to help with hurricane victims overseas tells me he saw the bigger picture. His talents will be missed and we've lost a great actor but more importantly someone who wanted to help others. His memory will live on through movies such as all the Fast and Furious movies minus Tokyo Drift, Takers, and Into the Blue are my personal favorites of his. Let this be a reminder to all of us that no matter how far in the future we plan it can be taken away so fast. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, he will be missed.


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