Fast and Furious Actor Paul Walker Dies, Chinese Reactions

Paul Walker

The following is currently the #1 hottest post over the past 24 hours on China’s leading microblog platform, Sina Weibo, with over 48k reshares/forwards and 16k comments…

From Sina Weibo:

@新浪娱乐: #Fast and Furious Actor Passes Away# November 30th afternoon local time, according to American entertainment media website TMZ reports, Fast and Furious movie lead actor Paul Walker has died from a car accident in Southern California, at the age of 40. According to reports, him and a friend were test-driving a Porsche sports car. Unexpectedly, the car lost control and hit a large tree on the side of the road causing an explosion, with the two dying in the explosion.

Fire from crash involving Paul Walker in a Porsche Carrera GT.

Crashed Porsche Carrera GT where Paul Walker died.

The #Fast and Furious Actor Passes Awayx# hashtag indicates over 460k discussions at time of translation.

Comments from Sina Weibo:




A pity.


Rest in peace.


Isn’t that fatty [probably referring to Vin Diesel] the lead actor?


Too ironic. [蜡烛]


It can’t be?! My male god! [泪]


No way… I guess his real-life driving skills aren’t that good…


Handsome guy! I don’t dare believe it! [抓狂]


My heart can’t handle seeing this in the morning.


Fuck!!! The movie [series] will have to be concluded/ended…


How is 7 supposed to be filmed?


I had just saw a Facebook status from him yesterday on Facebook, so sudden/unexpected.

Vin Diesel message about Paul Walker's death.


918, right?


Fast and Dead. [衰]


[可怜][可怜][可怜] How can this be? I’ve been waiting for Furious 7!


Tell me it’s fake!


[蜡烛][蜡烛][蜡烛] I’ve watched every movie [in the series], such a pity.


Big news, though I’ve never seen that movie~ [蜡烛][蜡烛]


No way!!!!! Without him, how can there be Fast and Furious???!!!! [蜡烛][蜡烛][蜡烛][蜡烛][蜡烛][蜡烛]


Stop posting this news, seeing it is upsetting!


My whole being isn’t doing well, I was scared to death thinking it was Dominic [Vin Diesel].


Too shocking. I only started following the Fast and Furious series this year and my impression of him was not bad. After all these years of making car racing movies, to ultimately die in a car crash, is this fate/destiny? Fast 7 isn’t finished filming yet, and with this, I wonder how they’re going to change the plot. [蜡烛][蜡烛][蜡烛]


Who could’ve imagined that the way he would leave this world would be so similar to the way the world began to pay attention to him. Who would’ve thought The Fast and Furious would forebode tragedy. [蜡烛]

Most comments were candle emoticons symbolizing condolences and expressions of disbelief. An article on major Chinese web portal NetEase is also currently the #1 most viewed article for the day and commented article for the week on the site, with the comments expressing similar sentiments.

Below is a video of the scene of the accident that has accumulated over 1.2m views since it was uploaded yesterday, making it the #3 most viewed “information” video on leading Chinese video-sharing website Youku…

From Youku:

Scene of Paul Walker’s Car Accident Video

Paul Walker 1973-2013 R.I.P

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  • mr.wiener

    …..does this mean they’re going to call off the war over the daiyu/thingy islands?

    • Free Man

      No, but maybe they shoot down some planes as a replacement for lighting candles …

    • FYIADragoon

      Has the same likelihood as them turning the gazillion missiles pointed at Taiwan around.

    • Germandude

      Not so fast! They are furious!

      • lonetrey / Dan

        ASDFGHjkl; That illicitted an actual spit-take with a mouth full of tea from me!

        Horrible pun is horrible!

    • My_honourable_lord

      He’s trying his best not to burst into laughter. British SAS? America flies over the defence zone. Cameron brings in the elite. With class.

      • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

        Well this is surprising. I thought the Brits were pissed at China for some silly reason.

        Oh wait, just saw the comments. Yeah Brits are still pissed.

        • My_honourable_lord

          We get pissed in a different way. We don’t start calling for the slaughter of every chinese person in the uk. Unlike the chinese-who say slaughter every japanese person in shanghai..

          • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

            Well yeah I mean the Brits are pissed at the Chinese because…they don’t get to control Hong Kong anymore? I dunno.

            Chinese get pissed at Japan because they are spoon fed propaganda that Japanese are worse than Hitler and Satan’s lovechild on meth. That and the Chinese language doesn’t have as much room for colorful vocabulary and English. Can’t think of many languages with so many different ways to say ‘poop’

          • mr.wiener

            Try latin

          • Germandude

            Or German for that matter…

          • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

            Guess what that and English have in common.

          • Rick

            discrimination in China don’t get you kill but Western civilization type of discrimination get you hung. ESAD

      • Rick

        Chinese should always be piss at the Brits as they started the war with China back in the days and looted the treasure from China. It’s time to return the looted goods. Maybe China can then consider to forgive you Brit thieves.

        • mr.wiener

          Hmm, I believe you said in one of your other posts you are a HKer…are you pissed at the Brits on behalf of the Chinese or because you feel you are Chinese also.

    • whuddyasack

      Perhaps ;P

      I prefer to think of it as a fringe, but very annoying, vocal minority making the war calls. I had the displeasure of seeing equally repulsive commentary on various articles from the other side. Probably not worth sharing but I’m surprised even in the UK papers, a certain non-native group decides to barge in chip in their unwanted diatribe. It seems no English speaking website or blog is sparred from the disaster that is the jingoistic American nationalist. Unfortunately, this is type of trigger happy, disturbing and disgusting rhetoric is what dominates these boards.

      • ex-expat

        Ahh…yes, and sadly, while it seems there will be no Fast and Furious VII, Appeasement: The Sequel, is being filmed in Beijing at this very moment!

    • My_honourable_lord

      Mr. Wiener, got a question for you. At times I get this message which pops up on the comment section, it has a clickable button which says ‘hide’ but i don’t click it. The message superimposes itself so no matter how much i scroll up and down it stays. The message appears when I, well, when I post certain remarks which may not leave some people best pleased. This is the message i get:

      window.parent.postMessage(‘die’, ‘*’);

      How does someone get to put a message like that on my window?

      Stop laughing man it really is true:-)

      • mr.wiener


        ……….Well, I checked it for you…so far nothing, I have seen that message before myself though. I’ll ask Kai.

        • My_honourable_lord

          Heheheheh, it freaked me out man!. There i was, settling down with dinner and logged on, and this thing comes floating down saying ‘DIE’ and i almost spewed my food!

          • mr.wiener

            If you see a red lazer spot from a sniper’s scope dive under the couch.
            That Eattot…the girl’s got some skills.

          • My_honourable_lord

            BWHAHHAHAHA! Yup, she has indeed!

  • Jay K.

    Too much NOS brah!

  • He was my favorite actor…few in Hollywood who knew how to act :(

    • SimpsonsGoldenAge

      I liked the guy, he seemed nice but don’t pretend he was a good actor.

    • death_by_ivory

      Are you like 12?But seriously you need to watch some movies not from Hollywood.

  • FYIADragoon

    Not going to trash talk him. But I hate to say I was also slightly relieved when I was told they were referring to him instead of Vin Diesel.

    • My_honourable_lord

      That must have warmed your heart.

    • 5,000 years of uncivilization

      Yeah, the whole world would have cried with you if Vin Diesel had died instead. Flags at half mast around the world. We don’t worship the mediocre actors near enough.

  • I guess vtec just kicked in yo

  • Cauffiel

    “I had just saw a Facebook status from him yesterday on Facebook, so sudden/unexpected.” No shit! Who plans fatal car accidents???

    • DavidisDawei

      “Who plans fatal car accidents?”

      Very Professional Assassins; including private & government sanctioned killings.

  • Cauffiel

    I really had no idea this guy was so famous in the U.S or in China. Never seen a Fast movie.

    • donscarletti

      Man, I just heard about this guy today off a Chinese coworker. I had to pretend I knew who he was, otherwise I would be seen as being a substandard laowai.

      • Turbocomppro

        OMG, you guys are so cool for not knowing someone and not watching the F&F movies.

        • donscarletti

          On the contrary, you’re so cool for taking the time out of your busy schedule to not only watch his movie but also look at the credits to see who was involved in creating this artistic masterpiece that enriched your life.

      • Dr Sun

        me too, the only fast and furious movie i’ve seen was Tokyo drift and he wasn’t in it (i think).

    • KamikaziPilot

      Me either. But you know these celebrities, their lives are just so much more important than the rest of us. If one of them is gay it’s news, if one of them has a kid its news, if one of them farts it’s news. If one of them bites the dust the world stops.

      • Cauffiel

        This just in: KamikaziPilot dies in tragic Chinasmack accident.

        Sorry, I don’t have photoshop.

        • KamikaziPilot

          There you go, I just need the attention, Linette got super pissed at me, tracked my IP and put a bullet in me head while I was typing. What a way to go.

          • My_honourable_lord

            What did you do to her man? I think she has the triads following me. Methinks she put a contract out on me.

          • KamikaziPilot

            I spoke what was on my mind.

          • My_honourable_lord

            Don’t do THAT. Linette can’t handle thoughtful comments.

          • linette lee

            Baby, Why would I do that to you?

          • KamikaziPilot

            I thought you had a real bad temper. If I got you mad I’m afraid what you might do to me. You might try to beat me up to a pulp.

          • linette lee

            What? I have a bad temper…hahahah…lol. Maybe if you see me in person I am more polite than you. You think I will jump on you and whack you silly..hahhahahah….

          • KamikaziPilot

            More polite than me? No ways? I’m an angel. I’d think I’d love it if you jumped on me and whacked me silly.

    • David

      Sorry, never seen the movies ad never knew who this guy was until he died. but I am old so it is excusable. Some of the younger people I work with know him. I don’t think he was that famous but his death (being as ironic as it was) has gotten a lot of coverage in the news.

      • Guest23

        He was a bit underrated on most of his films aside from Fast and Furious series, R.I.P. still the same, rest both their souls.

        • David

          Of course, never like to see anybody die in a needless accident. I understand he was simply the passenger, so essentially blameless.

          • Guest23

            Didn’t mean it like that, just giving out condolences to the dead, he didn’t have that much movie projects that can break his F&F mold though, that I can agree with you.

  • 5,000 years of uncivilization

    Should i be surprised at the reactions this news is getting or how big the news is in China? I’d never even heard of him but so many Chinese people react to this as if he were some kind of god. Where were they when James Gandolfini died?

    • Turbocomppro

      I saw 3 of the F&F movies here in China. All 3 times, the theater was packed to the front row.

      Overall, he is a nice guy who does a lot of charity work and isn’t a druggy or a douche bag IRL. This is why people are saying “sudden/unexpected.” You don’t see him getting speeding tickets or a DUI ever on the news, unlike Lindsy Lohan. Never hear of the driver though…

      • 5,000 years of uncivilization

        Lindsey Lohan = DIVA. Worship her.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    Its a tiny curb and a tiny little tree, no sharp bends or anything… and still enough to cause this kind of carnage? The idiot driving must have been doing AT LEAST 100+ while texting.

    RIP PW, some fucked up friend you have got!

    • carmouflagger

      Very lightweight, 600+hp, stick manual, ceramic clutch and no electronic aids. Driving that car is no joke. Just google “Carrera Gt crash” and see.

  • SimpsonsGoldenAge

    The NYC train derailment is taking a higher place on most news websites actually.

    • 5,000 years of uncivilization

      As it should. There were no reckless drivers on the train nor mediocre actors, as far as we know.

      • lonetrey / Dan

        actually, seems like the train was discovered to be accelerating into the curve in the tracks; ~82mph on a 30mph curve (with a rule of max of 70mph going INTO the curve).

        I’m not sure if there’s no reckless driving here…. though you’re probably correct about the mediocre actors >_>

  • linette lee

    Fast and Furious series have many die hard fans around the world. I’m not a fan at all.

    • My_honourable_lord


  • KamikaziPilot

    Cause of death is being an idiot, or at least hanging around with idiots. I got no sympathy for either of them. They endangered those around them and got what was coming to them.

    • m0l0k0

      seems like you have really unrealistic expectation from people, pretty idiotic and ironic that you fail to see your own stupidity

      • KamikaziPilot

        You’re a punk coward and you know it. Go back to school, you have a lot to learn about the real world.

  • Marcus Black

    You are all forgetting his dangerous driving that got him killed in the first place. The dead should not get a pass regardless of who they are or were.

  • KamikaziPilot

    Never even heard of this dead guy. The driver is a total idiot and asshole. Luckily no innocent person got killed. I hate these types, using the roadway as their own personal racetrack. I’d bet money he was going way to fast for the road. May sound cruel but the roads just got a little safer with the driver dead. At least he can’t hurt anyone else with his reckless driving anymore. I give no sympathy to either of them.

    • m0l0k0

      shut the fuck up bitch

      • KamikaziPilot

        Why don’t you make me, punk. Too bad you weren’t in the back seat of that car, then at least you couldn’t type your bullshit on the internet.

        • m0l0k0


          • KamikaziPilot


          • m0l0k0

            dumb fuck it’s a two seater. you could sit on his lap tho

          • KamikaziPilot

            That’s not the point. The point is you have shit for brains, who has never heard of something called “personal responsibility”. I’m sure you could have fit kneeling between his legs.

          • m0l0k0

            quit reflecting your own insecurities on to me. your heart is filled nothing but hatred and jealousy, no wonder people in real life hate your ass.

          • KamikaziPilot

            What insecurities are these? I’m filled with hatred for the mentally challenged. In other words I’m allergic to stupidity. NO wonder people in real life shit on your face every day.

          • m0l0k0

            > I’m filled with hatred for the mentally challenged.
            seems like self-hatred

          • KamikaziPilot

            You’re a fucking coward. A real punk hiding behind a computer screen. You spew insults without any logical argument. You only spit insults when you know there’s a fence you’re behind keeping you safe. You’re just a little boy. They both got what they deserved and you know it.

          • lonetrey / Dan

            I want to laugh and frown at the same time -_-

            Y U DO DIS. Oh right, trolling trolls is fun.

          • Guest

            You just countered KP by saying there’s not back seat, but wish he were in the non-existent back seat??? FTW?

          • m0l0k0

            a man’s lap is always warm, you should know fagoot

          • My_honourable_lord


    • Eurotrash

      My thoughts exactly. Glad nobody else got hurt. Idiot drivers.

    • Both of the people killed were innocent. No one gives a shit what you feel or think, dumbass.

      • KamikaziPilot

        Driving 80+ mph in a 45 zone means they were both guilty and got what they deserved. Looking at the replies to my post obviously a lot of people give a shit what I feel, including you, punk.

  • Freddi BuBu

    All this media coverage is not overdone at all – we need to respect and worship good looking Caucasian actors, not matter how dubious their talents may be…..

    • 5,000 years of uncivilization

      My thoughts exactly. Perhaps the Hunger Games was tailored for China. Miley Cyrus is a DIVA! Why can’t everyone in China see that too?

  • 5,000 years of uncivilization

    Yeah, i guess it’s easier to understand boys fighting over cars although China has it’s share of mobsters… at least here in Qingdao. It should have been a hit here too, especially since Gandolfini was such a great actor but maybe the Chinese don’t appreciate that so much. Perhaps they care more about actors who do charity work and no drugs. Understandable but still interesting how big a mega star Paul was in China though not as perplexing as the fame West Life has.

  • 5,000 years of uncivilization

    The Philippines??? He just lost a multitude of Chinese fans.

  • David

    Ummm it seems you actually did want to be completely off topic.

    • My_honourable_lord

      And off his head.

      • Dr Sun


        • My_honourable_lord


  • Boris

    In the States yes, but in some countries 15 is the legal age. So what makes him a ‘pedo’ in one country would not be the same in another.

    Technically, Pedos are people who like prepubescent kids.

    • mr.wiener

      33 and 15? He’s still a dirty old man [that lucky bastard…..well than again…maybe not that lucky].

  • Marcus Black

    I read something I am interested in. This is not one of them.

    • lonetrey / Dan

      I actually have this exact same reaction to many things, like articles about Justin Bieber, etc etc.

      But a man died on a way back from a charity event and had no fault in the way he died (unless he grabbed the wheel and deliberated veered into the crash), so at least accept the validity of Vincent’s observation :/

      • Marcus Black

        I accept it(Never really questioned it). However they were test driving the car. Why didn’t they do this on an open track? See you can always trace the responsibility to the people involved. What would have happened if they killed someone? Testing a car in populated places like that is irresponsible on their part. They had no regards for others or themselves actually. The thought of something going wrong didn’t cross their minds. Considering his age, I am shocked he wasn’t wise enough to wait until they could get to a race track or somewhere open.

        • lonetrey / Dan

          True, all that can be said of the driver (Roger whatshisname).

          But if you’re a passenger who’s somehow dragged into an idiotic scheme involving a really REALLY fast car, what can you do? Beg for him to slow down? Bail out the side of the car?

          Paul Walker was trapped, whether knowingly or unknowingly. Maybe he thought he was going to just enjoy a nice, speed-limit-following riding. Maybe he’s a total douche who knew his friend would endanger lives on the road. But it’s not really something we can say since no one here on CS really knows him… so it’s hard to say definitively Mr. Walker was the asshole in this situation.

          Throwing all the blame on Roger Rodas is something you could logically do without any doubt though.

          • KamikaziPilot

            I know I’m assuming a lot of things but these two were friends right? Walker does have some responsibility to stop his friends from speeding. I’d bet this is not the first time they’ve driven like this together. In high school I had friends like this. Really into fast cars but when I was with them I told them to slow down and they did. If they didn’t I wouldn’t have ridden with them in the future. Of course the driver is more at faulty but still, unless Walker was pleading with his friend to slow down and he didn’t listen, Walker is guilty too. Kind of like guilty by association.

  • lonetrey / Dan

    Heard about this from my friend as he was sitting next to me during a (board)game of “King of Tokyo”.

    My first reaction to him was “Shut up. No way! You’re telling me the co-star of a movie series based on cars and explosions died in a car and an explosion?! Do you know how ridiculously ironic and unbelievable you sound?!”

    Then I found it it was true. Allllll the stunned/sad faces.

  • KamikaziPilot

    Just blown away by the idiocy of people. Leaving a NOS canister at the site is like leaving a beer bottles at the site of a drunken driving crash. I know it’s from his movies but still the stupidity is overwhelming.

    • rollin wit 9’s

      I can see where you’re coming from but beer at a DD crash thats another thing. That falls in the category of rappers & thugs pouring out liquor for dead homies. wtf?? The NOS and die cast cars are more symbolic of what he represented on screen and his influence on so many people. Cuz really, how many people did you know that were buying NOS or stage 3 or 4 turbos before this. I only knew a few. Not that it wasn’t being done but its like the movie/documentary Deepthroat. (go watch hehe ^^,) Sure there were some girls out there that could do it but after that little movie well I guess girls and guys thought hey its ok and there’s nothing wrong with it and porn stars & directors starting going crazy with it. Ive gone way off topic but i think u get my point.

  • My_honourable_lord

    Very little IS understood by mainland chinese.

  • Good to see even the Chinese mis use ironic. When they probably meant poetic. :-S

  • Rick

    speed kills .. it’s sad but one shouldn’t drive beyond one’s ability. Sure, people watch movie but i don’t know that person personally. Just like many other in HK, we don’t have much feeling toward a dead of an individual we can’t identify with.

  • You sound like you would know.

  • And you’re a moron who cannot separate fantasy from reality.

  • 5,000 years of uncivilization

    Although not in a fast and fiery crash, Peter O’Toole dies. Chinese reactions…

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  • Roger Stetson

    Why is there no reaction to Neslon Mandela’s death? He was a much more important and impactful figure than Paul Weller. It’s great Paul Weller is being honored and I mourned his loss last month as well. Missing the opportunity to report on nettizen’s reactions to something on the global scale of a heroic world figure like Mandela’s passing is bizarre and unfortunate to me.

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