Friends and colleagues flooded Twitter with tributes to the father of one, who got his start as a child actor in commercials and went on to make appearances in shows like Charles in Charge, Who's the Boss and The Young and the Restless.
"My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real," his friend and costar Tyrese posted on Instagram.
"Father God I pray that you send clarity over this cause I just don't understand," he continued. "My heart hurts it's broken no one can convince me that this is real.... Prayer warriors please pray real hard for his only child, his daughter and family... #HeartOfAnAngel13YrsFamilyForeverWeJustCelebreatedYour40thBirthday..... My God... My God... I can't believe I'm writing this."
Paul was pure light. I cannot believe he is gone.— Jordana Brewster (@JordanaBrewster) December 1, 2013
All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength.. in his light. Love you brother.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 1, 2013
I'm gonna carry this torch for you brother, with a forced smile on my face and Im gonna open my heart just cause your telling me to.— Michelle Rodriguez (@MRodOfficial) December 2, 2013
Missing my brother...— Sung Kang (@sungkang) December 1, 2013
Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark,… http://t.co/nUiPPIU9Bb— Ludacris (@Ludacris) December 1, 2013
So sad to hear about Paul Walker. He was a pleasure to work with, a true gentleman and a humble soul. Prayers and love to his family.— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) December 1, 2013
When Paul & I shot The Skulls, had a great time. He was one of the nicest, generous of spirit actors I've ever worked with. RIP Paul Walker— Hill Harper (@hillharper) December 1, 2013
Damn. Hard to imagine someone so full of life taken so soon. My thoughts go out to your family. RIP Pauly Walker— Josh Jackson (@VancityJax) December 1, 2013
This is awful. Awful. #RIPPaulWalker pls pray for his family, friends & fans. We've lost a great, laid back, sweet, cool man & father— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) December 1, 2013
Heavy heavy heart tonight. Paul Walker was a genuinely good, sweet, kind, laid back, loving person. Sending much love to his family.— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) December 1, 2013
Paul was a good dude. Conscientious & not caught up in Hollywood. He knew there was more to life & lived like it. Nice to know you brotha.— Ryan Phillippe (@RyanPhillippe) December 1, 2013
Had the pleasure of meeting Paul when we worked together on Flags Of Our Fathers. My thoughts are with his family & friends. #RIP— Jamie Bell (@1jamiebell) December 1, 2013
Heartbroken. Sending love to the Walker and Rodas families pic.twitter.com/wtwudvCXSr— Piper Perabo (@PiperPerabo) December 1, 2013
Paul was a truly good person in a town of questionable characters. ..A real life tragedy if there ever was one.— Rachael Leigh Cook (@RachaelLCook) December 1, 2013
.@RealPaulWalker May he be in peace. To his family you are in our thoughts and prayers.— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) December 1, 2013
Paul Walker. No.— matthew lillard (@MatthewLillard) December 1, 2013
Thoughts and prayers tonight are with Paul Walker's friends and family, especially his little girl. So sad. Very heavy heart tonight.— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) December 1, 2013
Shocked over the news about Paul Walker..so sad. My heart goes out to his family & loved ones. He was a kind beautiful soul— Denise Richards (@DENISE_RICHARDS) December 1, 2013
#rippaulwalker i was blessed to call you friend and a beautiful light in the world just went out. i love you paul— Adam Shankman (@adammshankman) December 1, 2013
Sick about the tragic loss of #PaulWalker. I enjoyed our time together very much. Such a really nice guy. Prayers to his family and friends.— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) December 1, 2013