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  • 2 December 2013, 12:14

Paul Walker: Hollywood Shocked And Saddened

Hollywood is grieving the loss of Paul Walker, with co-stars and other celebrities expressing shock at the news and paying tribute to the action star.

Fast and Furious co-star Vin Diesel was among the first to react after Walker's death on Saturday night.

"Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in peace," Diesel said in a post on Instagram.

Ryan Phillippe, who co-starred with Walker in Flags Of Our Father, tweeted: "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."

Walker, 40, was a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT when the car lost control, slamming into a street light and bursting into flames near Hollywood.

The driver, his friend Roger Rodas, was also killed.

Seth Green said on Twitter: "Shocked & sad to hear about Paul Walker. Met him several times over the years- a hard worker & always kind. Prayers ? "

James Franco tweeted: "#paulwalker - much love to paul walker. So sad. He gave a lot of joy," while Evan Rachel Wood called the news "tragic" and added: "My heart goes out to Paul Walker's family."

Novelist and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis praised Walker as "probably the most beautiful American movie actor of the past two decades", while Alyssa Milano tweeted: "No, @RealPaulWalker. No. No. No. Rest with the angels. You. Sweet boy. #beauty#love #RIP."

Universal Pictures, the company behind the Fast and Furious franchise, described the loss as "devastating".

"Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the Fast And Furious films and to countless fans."

Co-star Tyrese Gibson cried as he visited a makeshift memorial left at the scene, reportedly taking a piece of the wreckage in memory of his friend.

Ludacris, who has appeared in the franchise, said on Twitter: "Your humble spirit was felt from the start. Wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark, we were like brothers."

US country and Pop singer LeAnn Rimes said: "What horrible news #PaulWalker prayers go out to his family. You just never know ... Cherish each breath, it's a gift."

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