One year ago today actor <strong>Paul Walker</strong> (ex-Brandon Collins, “The Young and the Restless”) <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2013/11/r-i-p-paul-walker-actor-dies-in-explosive-car-accident">died in a fiery car accident</a> that also took the life of his friend <strong>Roger Rodas</strong>, CEO of Always Evolving, who was driving the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT vehicle they were in at the time when it crashed into a tree and exploded.
Following the tragic news of Paul Walker's sudden passing yesterday, cast members from "The Fast and the Furious" film franchise shared messages on social media websites in loving memory of the actor who was the only cast member to have appeared in five of the last six films and will also appear in the upcoming seventh installment, "Fast 7," which is scheduled for release on July 11, 2014. Universal Pictures, which produces and distributes the films worldwide, released the following statement: "All of us at Universal are heartbroken. 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. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul’s family."
The casting for ‘Fast & Furious 7’ is in high gear, and the latest name announced to join Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the next installment of the popular film franchise is none other than “One Life to Live’s” John Brotherton (ex-Jared Banks)!