The Fast and Furious star was unanimously praised for his qualities, as a friend, an actor, as well as an active philanthropist.
At the time of his death, he was participating in a charity event for his nonprofit group Reach Out Worldwide, a fundraiser benefiting victims affected by the recent typhoon in the Philippines.
Walker’s costars in the Fast & Furious saga were most affected by his death in a car accident.
“Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless,” his co-star Vin Diesel wrote in a message on Instagram, alongside a photo of him and Walker.
“My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real,” his friend and costar Tyrese wrote 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.”
“At least I got to say I love you…. #OurLastExchange but our laughs and moments will live forever… http://instagram.com/p/hX9KoQIZui/” Tyrese wrote on Twitter.
Here are other celebrities who reacted to the tragic news of his untimely death.
Aaron Paul: “My heart goes out to Meadow and everyone else affected by this terrible loss. We will all miss you my friend. We love you. RIP Paul Walker.”
Cassandra Jean: “I had the pleasure of working with @RealPaulWalker a couple years ago- a great guy and true gentleman. It’s sad to see people like him go.”
Alyssa Milano: “No, @RealPaulWalker. No. No. No. Rest with the angels. You. Sweet boy. #beauty #love #RIP”
Rihanna: “Very Very sad news…I’m so heartbroken about this! #PW”
Tyson Beckford: “RIP Paul Walker,loved working with you on “Into the Blue”. I Will miss you.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar: “.@RealPaulWalker May he be in peace. To his family you are in our thoughts and prayers.”
Ali Larter: “So shocked and saddened to hear about the tragic loss of Paul Walker. My love to his family”
Ryan Phillippe: “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.”
Miley Cyrus: “im really sad about Paul Walker :(”
Dominic Monaghan: “@RealPaulWalker awful news. Paul was a lovely guy. Handsome as all hell and funny and cool to boot. Terrible news. My condolences.”
Seth Green: “Shocked & sad to hear about Paul Walker. Met him several times over the years- a hard worker & always kind. Prayers & love to his family.”
Joel Madden: “Very sad day today with the passing of Paul Walker. My family sends our love and prayers to his family. Rest in peace.”
Michael B. Jordan: “Man life is so short. People you care about can be here one min and gone the next Don’t take life for granted RIP Paul Walker”
Busy Philipps: “This Paul Walker news is so sad. Prayers for his little girl and all his friends and family.”
Vanessa Lachey: I just heard and am in shock. Prayers to Paul Walker’s family. Life is precious, never take a day for granted. #RIPPaulWalker
Kevin Hart: “I’m a devastated right now. My prayers & condolences go out to Paul Walkers family & friends. He was a amazing talent & will truly b missed”
Cara Santana: “Seems trivial 2 send a tweet, but N order 2 take a moment 2 share in the grief and send love 2 the family & loved ones of Paul Walker- RIP.”
Taryn Manning: “Your purpose was served and now you get to go home…#PaulWalker”
Jack Osbourne: “RIP Paul Walker”
Kyle Newman: “Much light and love to Paul Walker’s friends and family. Fantastically nice guy. Very sad news indeed.”
Mario Lopez: “RIP Paul Walker.. Eerie that the star of The Fast & The Furious died in a car accident.. God Bless his daughter”
Djimon Hounsou: “@RealPaulWalker may you be celebrated always! Benedictions!”
Here is a video of Paul Walker talking about how he wished his foundation Reach Out Worldwide will continue the charity work even after his death.