Actors, artists and celebrities reacted late Saturday to the death of "The Fast and the Furious" actor
Tweets from friends and co-stars included:
Ludacris "Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark, 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."
Tyrese: "My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real Father God I pray that you send clarity over this cause I just don't understand My heart hurts it's broken no one can convince me that this is real.... Prayer warriors please pray real hard for his only child, his daughter and family...My God... My God... I can't believe I'm writing this"
Walker also had a starring role in the upcoming film "Brick Mansions," set for release in 2014 and produced by the studio
"We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of Paul Walker," Relativity president Tucker Tooley said in a statement. "Paul was an incredibly talented artist, devoted philanthropist and friend. Our hearts go out to his family and our thoughts and prayers are with them."
"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," the statement read. "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."
Representatives with Universal Pictures also confirmed Walker's identity and released a 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."
FOR THE RECORD: In an earlier version of this post, quoted online remarks from "The Fast & The Furious" co-star Vin Diesel were not verified and have been removed.