Just like when news of Cory Monteith's death first broke on a Sunday, it was very disconcerting to read of a tweet saying Paul Walker had passed away yesterday. But sadly, it was true. Paul William Walker... my Brian O'Conner, was dead at age 40 after a fiery car crash claimed his life and that of his friend, Roger Rodas.
My heart fell.
I have been a Paul Walker fan since 2001. He isn't the drop-dead gorgeous pretty boy type but he has this certain appeal that would certainly make you notice him. It's funny because I never found him that appealing until I was dragged to watch The Fast and the Furious with some friends. If only Brian O'Conner was real, huh? Since then, he was always on top of the list of Hollywood actors that I fancy. And like a teenage girl who once dreamed of marrying the celebrity love of her life, I was that convinced we would end up together and I'll be step-mom to his daughter Meadow. LOLs!
Paul was in most of the films I loved during my teenage years --- Pleasantville, She's All That and Varsity Blues just to name a few. He was always that "other" guy who made the hero look good. But in real life, he was everyone's hero.
Heaven has earned an angel in you, my love. I feel bad knowing you will never have the chance to visit our country to promote the next F&F movie. Chance ko na sana yun to see you in person.
Good luck to me watching Eight Below and Hours without shedding any tears.