Walker's management confirmed his death via Facebook and Twitter with the statement:
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
Walker, who starred in more than 40 films over 27 years, was remembered by friends and colleagues who worked with him -- alongside celebrities who didn't know him personally but admired him.
"All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time," tweeted Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who helped revitalize the Fast and Furious franchise with his appearance in 2011's Fast Five. "We find our strength.. in his light. Love you brother."
"Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace," he wrote.
"Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark," rapper Ludacris, who played Tej in the Fast and Furious series, wrote on Instagram. We were like brothers & our birthdays are only 1 day apart, now You will forever hold a place in all of our hearts @paulwalker legacy will live on forever. R.I.P.
"I am so beyond heartbroken right now," said Fast and Furious 7 director James Wan. "I can't process anything."
Walker's She's All That costars Matthew Lillard and Rachel Leigh Cook also tweeted their condolences:
Paul Walker. No.— matthew lillard (@MatthewLillard) December 1, 2013
Paul was a truly good person in a town of questionable characters. ..A real life tragedy if there ever was one.— Rachael Leigh Cook (@RachaelLCook) December 1, 2013
RIP Paul Walker,loved working with you on "Into the Blue". I Will miss you.— Tyson Beckford (@TysonCBeckford) December 1, 2013
Heavy heavy heart tonight. Paul Walker was a genuinely good, sweet, kind, laid back, loving person. Sending much love to his family.— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) December 1, 2013
RIP Paul Walker http://t.co/KdPeH0eZQx— T.I. (@Tip) December 1, 2013
.@RealPaulWalker May he be in peace. To his family you are in our thoughts and prayers.— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) December 1, 2013
Sick about the tragic loss of #PaulWalker. I enjoyed our time together very much. Such a really nice guy. Prayers to his family and friends.— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) December 1, 2013
Paul Walker was probably the most beautiful American movie actor of the past two decades.— Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) December 1, 2013
Heartbreaking!! One of the most genuine & humble people I have EVER met in this industry.. A TERRIBLE loss, be at peace #PaulWalker— Wilmer Valderrama (@WValderrama) December 1, 2013
James Franco (@JamesFrancoTV) December 1, 2013