Paul Walker's Death: Hollywood Pays Tribute to the Late Actor

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The "Fast and the Furious" star died Saturday afternoon in a car crash outside of Los Angeles.

Hollywood was stunned by the news that Paul Walker died Saturday afternoon in a car crash in Valencia, Calif.

The actor, best known for his role in the hit Fast and the Furious movies, was 40.

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Walker was shooting his role as Brian O'Conner in Universal's Fast & Furious 7 for director James Wan. The movie had recently begun filming in Atlanta and was set to move to Abu Dhabi in January. The seventh film in the blockbuster action franchise has been slotted to hit theaters July 11, 2014.

His other upcoming credits include Brick Mansions, an English-language remake of the French action movie District B13, and the Hurricane Katrina drama Hours.

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After news of his death broke, many in Hollywood hit Twitter and Facebook to pay their respects.