Paul Walker To Finally Get Posthumous Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Fast and Furious star Paul Walker is set to receive a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 10 years after his death.
Walker passed away in a car crash in November 2013 while in the midst of production for Furious 7, in which he starred as Brian O’Conner.
The film was one of the many Fast and Furious movies Walker had appeared in throughout his years-long acting career, and the creators paid homage to him with an emotional goodbye scene that saw Walker and Vin Diesel’s characters part ways.
Walker also appeared in films such as She’s All That, Eight Below and The Lazarus Project prior to his death, and this month the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced his work would be honoured with a star.
The Walk of Fame’s official website explains Walker is one of three people who are set to receive a posthumous star, including Academy Award nominated actress Juanita Moore and singer Jenni Rivera.
Walker’s daughter, Meadow, celebrated the news by sharing a picture of her dad in his younger years and describing him as being part of the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2023!’
“Congratulations daddy!,” she continued. “I know young you would never believe it! I also know you’re looking down with your infectious smile feeling embarrassed and grateful. You earned this and deserve it and more. I love you!”
Other celebrities being recognised on the infamous Walk of Fame next year include Uma Thurman, Lenny Kravitz, Mindy Kaling, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau and the Jonas Brothers, as well as fellow Fast and Furious star Ludacris, who starred in four films alongside Walker before the actor passed away.
Their stars will join those of a number of existing Fast and Furious actors already on the Walk of Fame, including Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron, and 2 Fast 2 Furiousdirector John Singleton.
Announcing the selections on Friday, 17 June, radio host Ellen K, the chair of the Chamber’s Walk of Fame selection panel, said: “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.”
Ceremony dates for those receiving their Hollywood Walk of Fame stars have not yet been revealed, though the committee will announce the events 10 days before they occur.
Construction on the Walk of Fame began in 1960, and it now features more than 2,700 stars.