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Hollywood lost one of its brightest stars as the 40-year-old “Fast & Furious” actor, Paul Walker, lost his life in a tragic crash Saturday afternoon.  According to multiple sources, the actor was in Santa Clarita, California, for a car show to support relief effort for Philippine typhoon victims. Walker and his friend/business partner Roger Rodas, who was driving the Porsche they were in, both died when Rodas reportedly lost control of the car.

The actor’s representative, Ame Van Iden released a statement, saying,

“It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. – #TeamPW”

He was best known for his acclaimed work in the action franchise, “The Fast And The Furious”,  in which he starred in five of the six movies, beginning with the very first film in June of 2001. Aside from his signature bright blue eyes and striking good looks, he was known for his humility, bravery and philanthropic endeavors.fast-furious-the-fast-and-the-furious-movies-5012351-1600-1200

According to ABC News, Universal released a statement,

All of us at Universal are heartbroken,” Universal Pictures, which has released the “Fast & Furious” franchise, said in a statement. “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.

Mr. Walker, unlike much of Hollywood, did not indulge in the party scene. He enjoyed the quiet life with his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow.

In March, he told “Entertainment Weekly” that he didn’t feel entirely at ease in the limelight. “I’ve always been one foot in, one foot out of this game because I’m not comfortable with being on the pedestal or the poster,” he said. “That’s just not who I am. I’m more like the grunt. I want to be the guy behind the guy.”

Hollywood, and Walker’s family and friends are deeply saddened at this sudden loss. It’s a tragedy. Walker is survived by his daughter, Meadow. In addition to his daughter, Meadow, Walker is survived by his father, Paul Walker III; his mother, Cheryl Walker; two brothers, Cody and Caleb; and a sister, Ashley.

We here at Modern Fashionisto send our deepest condolences and prayers to all of those affected by Walker and Rodas’ death.

 

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Tragedy has struck again in Hollywood as rising star, Lee Thompson Young, was found dead in his North Hollywood home. Most people may know Lee Thompson Young through his definitive break-out role in the popular 1998 Disney television series, “The Famous Jett-Jackson“. After the show’s end and a mildly successful string of television and film roles, lightening struck twice as Young was thrust back in to the Hollywood spotlight through his breakout role in the TNT crime drama, “Rizzoli & Isles“. In it, he plays Barry Frost,  the handsome and technologically gifted homicide detective with a pension for having a week stomach. The series cemented Young back in the threshold of “young stars on the rise”.

According to E! News correspondent, Ruth O’ Neil,

LAPD Media Relations tells E! News, “Lee Thompson Young’s coworkers noticed that he didn’t turn up to work this morning. They sent the police to his home in North Hollywood. The police arrived a little after 8 a.m. and found him deceased in his apartment. They have not released the cause of death yet.”

According to TMZ, Young’s body was found at his residence with a gun-shot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted.

The exact cause of death will be unveiled as the story develops. THis just goes to show that you truly never really know what an individual is going through, it’s best to spread love and light to others while we have the gift of life. We here at Modern Fashionisto send our deepest condolences to Young’s family and friends, for we genuinely lost another star today.

DEVELOPMENT: Young’s publicist released a statement, “It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning,” the statement read. “Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed.”

Heartbreaking. Absolutely heartbreaking. Love and light.

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