Sad news, 'Fast and the Furious' star PAUL WALKER was killed in a car crash north of L.A. on Saturday afternoon. He was just 40 years old. He left a charity event in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, driven by a friend who's a former race car driver. They were speeding, lost control, the car slammed into a light post, it exploded, and they were both killed instantly.
Paul's co-stars from the "Fast and the Furious" franchise:
Vin Diesel: "Paul was a good man. RIP my friend . . . sorry to the Walker family. Brother, I will miss you very much. I'm absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. RIP."
Jordana Brewster: "Paul was pure light. I cannot believe he is gone."
Ludacris, who RHYMED his tribute: "Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark, we were like brothers and our birthdays are only one day apart, now you will forever hold a place in all of our hearts."
Dwayne Johnson: "All my strength, love and faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength in his light. Love you brother."
Tyrese Gibson: "My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real. God, I pray that you send clarity over this, 'cause I just don't understand. 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 . . . My God . . . My God . . . I can't believe I'm writing this."
His co-stars from "She's All That":
Rachael Leigh Cook: "Paul was a truly good person in a town of questionable characters . . . a real life tragedy if there ever was one."
Sarah Michelle Gellar: "May Paul be in peace. To his family, you are in our thoughts and prayers."
Gabrielle Union: "There are no words. Someone please say this is just another absurd Internet hoax." (Initially a website claimed this was a hoax. But sadly, THAT was the hoax.)
His co-star from "Varsity Blues":
James Van Der Beek: "Thoughts and prayers tonight are with Paul Walker's friends and family, especially his little girl. So sad. Very heavy heart tonight. I just remember him as being so effortlessly golden. He had that way about him, that 'thing.'"
His co-star from "The Skulls":
Joshua Jackson: "Damn. Hard to imagine someone so full of life taken so soon. My thoughts go out to your family. RIP Pauly Walker."
His co-star from "Into the Blue":
Jessica Alba: "RIP Paul Walker. He was a lovely person . . . so sweet and grounded. My heart goes out to his family."
His co-stars from "Flags of Our Fathers":
Ryan Phillippe: "Paul was a good dude. Conscientious and not caught up in Hollywood. He knew there was more to life, and lived like it. Nice to know you brotha."
Jamie Bell: "Had the pleasure of meeting Paul when we worked together. My thoughts are with his family and friends."