Fast & Furious star Paul Walker will be honored with a posthumous Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Paul Walker was most-recognized for his role as Brian O’Connor in the Fast & Furious franchise. The film series debuted in 2001, with The Fast and the Furious, and Walker would go on to reprise his role as Brian in five more films. Walker tragically died in a car crash on November 30, 2013, as principal photography on Furious 7 was underway. To complete the film, his brothers stepped in to help finish his work, and the character’s sendoff is widely-regarded as one of the most important parts of the franchise’s history.
A posthumous honor.
Nearly a decade since the passing of Paul Walker, the actor is set to posthumously receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as part of the Class of 2023. Also worth noting, Walker’s Fast & Furious co-star Ludacris will also be receiving a Star.
Ellen K, a recipient of the award, released the following statement:
“The Selection Panel, made up of fellow Walk of Famers, hand-picks a group of honorees each year that represent various genres of the entertainment world. The panel thoughtfully selected these talented individuals, and we can’t wait to celebrate them as they become part of Hollywood’s history with the unveiling of their star on the world’s most famous walkway!”
Paul Walker’s Fast & Furious co-star Jordana Brewster, who played Brian O’Connor’s wife Mia Toretto reacted to the news, by sharing a photo commemorating the posthumous honor:
Fast X is being directed by Louis Leterrier and stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Charlize Theron, Jason Momoa, Daniela Melchior, Brie Larson, Scott Eastwood, Alan Ritchson, and Rita Moreno.
Fast X is currently set to hit theaters on May 19, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the Fast & Furious franchise, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Hollywood Walk of Fame