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Paul Walker Dies In Fiery Car Crash!

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

This evening there has been a developing story that at its core in heartbreaking!   Paul Walker, most known for his roles in The Fast and the The Furious motion picture franchise, died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California!

According to TMZ: “The accident happened in Santa Clarita — north of Los Angeles — and according to multiple sources connected to Paul … the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree … and then the car burst into flames.”

Paul’s rep released a statement about his death relating: “Paul was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives.” Witnesses on the scene said the car was Paul’s … but also said he was in the passenger seat.  The rep added that Paul was “attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.”

On Walker’s official Facebook Page: there was this 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.”

As to Walker’s soap opera connection, early in his career he appeared on The Young and the Restless!  Paul portrayed the role of  Brandon Collins back in the early 90’s on the CBS soap opera.  The character of Brandon even dated Victoria Newman (Heather Tom)!  Watch a scene from Y&R featuring Walker after the jump!  Then, share your thoughts on this tragedy and his passing.

 

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
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So devastating. A truly sad loss. Biggest condolences to his family and his daughter. May he rest in peace.

aria
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aria

this is so sad, RIP Paul, you will truly be missed.

Steven
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Steven

I can’t believe it! Paul Walker was only 40-years-old (so young)!

paula m.
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paula m.

Very sad. A talented actor. Life can be taken in the blink of an eye.!!

Lew S
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Lew S

So true and so very sad. RIP Mr. Walker.

robert
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robert

Very sad. He will not be forgotten.

rachie
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rachie

paul was one of my favorites his family is in our prayers. Its a shame we lost another wonderful person at a young age.

JLH
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JLH

This is so sad. Everything I’ve read about him indicates he was as beautiful inside as he was out. I came across one of his movies at Walmart yesterday and ended up putting it back at the last minute. I went back this morning for it; it suddenly became must-have for me.

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Lynn Foster Hileman

So very sad to here of anyone so very young to have lost their life! Such a tragic way to go! May his daughter & family have some comfort in knowing just how much he was loved by his fans & followers! May God send them strength & courage during these very difficult days! Rest in Paradise Paul Walker 1973-2013 sleep well & fly & dance with the angels!

Sandra
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Sandra

So very sad to here of the lost of a good man and his friend it hard to say how just a very good actor lost of a young life he be well missed may god hold him close and as he does that may he wipe away the tears that will be shared by everyone that knew him and that his Daughter and family feel his kiss on there cheek and the warmed breeze as he walk beside you all R.I.P Paul Walker you have touched our hearts xxx

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Johnny

I still find it strange that TMZ and other sources were reporting this death before it even happened. I wish people would question the mainstream media instead of blindly accepting every story they are force fed. Whatever the truth is…it is a sad siuation all around…especially for walker’s teenage daughter.

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RLeternal

R.I.P Paul. May his daughter have the strength and courage to bear the tragic, sudden, and untimely loss of her dear dad. Gone way too soon. Guess, D does not distinguish and waits for no one: young or old; rich or poor; famous or unknown; successful or struggling….

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JustSaying

What’s so strange is that I just saw his movie TFTF1 for the first time on the same day that he died. Can’t believe the timing.

To the Walker family,
With sincere condolences RIP Paul.

chels
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chels

RIP Paul Walker, another Angel in Heaven.

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Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly past away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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Former ‘Bachelor’ Colton Underwood Comes Out as Gay

This morning on the highly-promoted sit-down interview with GMA’s Robin Roberts, former ‘Bachelor’ lead Colton Underwood, revealed that he was gay and that he has finally come to terms with it.

The ex-football star shared: “Obviously this year’s been a lot for a lot of people, and it’s probably made a lot of people look themselves in the mirror and figure out who they are and what they’ve been running from or what they’ve been putting off in their lives. For me, I’ve ran from myself for a long time and I’ve hated myself for a long time, and I’m gay. I came to terms with that that earlier this year and have been processing it. The next step in all of this was sort of letting people know. I’m still nervous, but it’s been a journey for sure. I’m like the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life. That means the world to me.”

Underwood expressed he went through a very dark time to be able to reveal his truth: “I got into a place in my personal life that was dark and bad. I can list a bunch of different things, but they’d all be excuses. I think overall the reason why now is because I got to a place where I didn’t think I was ever going to share this. I would rather have died than say ‘I’m gay,’ and I think that was sort of my wake up call. There was a moment in L.A. that I woke up and I didn’t think I was going to wake up,” he said. “I didn’t have the intentions of waking up, and I did. And I think for me that was my wake up call, that, ‘This is your life. Take back control.’ I think looking back even beyond that is… even just suicidal thoughts and driving my car close to a cliff, like, ‘Oh, if this goes off the cliff, it’s not that big of a deal.’ I don’t feel that anymore.”’

As to the questions or anger that ‘Bachelor Nation’ are going to have that Underwood misled the female contestants on his season, or he duped the audience, Colton said: “I thought a lot about this…Do I regret being ‘The Bachelor?’ And handling it the way that I did?’  I do think I could have handled it better, I’ll say that. I just wish I wouldn’t have dragged people into my own mess of figuring out who I was. I genuinely mean that, but also at the same time I can say ‘I’m sorry’ to all of those women, I can also say ‘thank you,’ because without them and without the ‘Bachelor’ franchise, I don’t know if this would have ever come out.”

Colton was highly-promoted during his season as the “Virgin Bachelor”.  He acknowledged he was indeed a virgin at that time, but it was because he was gay, but just “didn’t know how to handle it”.   Underwood also shared he was thankful to God that he was cast on the reality-competition as one of its season’s leads because he thought that would make him straight.  He told Roberts in his talk with God, ‘Finally, you’re letting me be straight. Finally, you’re giving me a wife, a fiancée, and then I’m going to have the kids, then I’m going to have the house, and then I’m going to have all this.’

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As to his contentious break-up with ‘Bachelor’ contestant, Cassie Randolph, where she had at one time had a restraining order put on Underwood and later revoked it, he admitted: “I would like to say sorry for how things ended. I messed up, I made a lot of bad choices.”  But told Robin Roberts, he indeed loved Cassie, sharing, “That only made it harder and more confusing for me. if I’m being very honest, I loved everything about her. And it’s hard for me to articulate exactly what my emotions were, and going through that relationship with her was, because I obviously had an internal fight going on. I would just say that I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart. I’m sorry for any pain and emotional stress I caused. I wish it wouldn’t have happened the way it did. I wish that I would have been courageous enough to fix myself before I broke anybody else.”

Underwood shared that his upbringing in the Catholic church and being in the world of high school, college, and pro sports contributed to why he never came out previously, citing,: ” learned in the Bible that gay is a sin. I had made mistakes in my sports and in my athletic career, and when you make mistakes, ‘that play was gay’ or that was a bad… gay was always affiliated with a connotation of negativity, and I think there’s a lot of things when I look back, like, ‘No wonder I held it in.’”

So, were you surprised that Colton revealed he was gay? How do you feel about the journey he expressed in his interview on GMA to speak his truth? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Former Y&R Star Jason Canela Lands Recurring Role on ‘The Rookie’

Jason Canela (Ex-Arturo Rosales) will now join another soap alum, Nathan Fillion (Ex-Joey, One Life to Live) on the ABC cop drama, The Rookie.

Casting news today out of Deadline has that Canela will play the recurring role of Cesar Madrigal, the son of criminal royalty who is impetuous, entitled and in line to take over his father’s empire.

Look for Jason to first appear in the upcoming episode entitled “Brave Heart.”

 

In addition to Y&R, Jason has appeared on The Glades, Camino, Pitch, MissingSingle in South Beach, Make Love Great Again and Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe.

So looking forward to seeing Jason on The Rookie? Comment below.

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