Paul Walker
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Today marks the first anniversary of actor Paul Walker's death. The Fast and Furious star suddenly and tragically died in a car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif. at the age of 40.

Walker began his career with guest appearances on soap operas such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel before gaining recognition in movies like Varsity Blues and She's All That. However the actor, who was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, is best known for his role as Brian O'Connor in The Fast and the Furious franchise. At the time of his death, Walker was filming the series' seventh installment, which is set to hit theaters in April 2015.

Walker is survived by his two sisters, two brothers (one of whom filmed some last scenes for Furious 7 in Walker's stead), and his 16-year-old daughter Meadow Rain Walker. Following his death, The Fast and the Furious franchise released a touching video tribute to commemorate the star (below).