Twitter Reacts in Shock and Sadness to Paul Walker's Death

The news tonight that Paul Walker was killed in a car crash left friends, family, co-stars and even other actors who had never met the "Fast and Furious" star, but admired his work in complete shock.

"Sadly I must confirm that Paul did pass away this afternoon," Walker's rep Ame Van Iden said in an email.

His official Facebook page followed up his rep's message with, "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.

Read: 'Fast and Furious' Star Paul Walker Killed in Crash in Los Angeles

According to the statement, Walker, 40, was a passenger in a friend's car, and both were killed in the crash.

"We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news," the group's statement said. "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."

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His "Fast and Furious" co-stars like Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson commented about the loss of their friend on Instagram.

"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… #HeartOfAnAngel13YrsFamilyForeverWeJustCelebreatedYour40thBirthday….. My God… My God… I can't," an obviously shaken Gibson wrote next to a photo of him and Walker.

Ludacris also posted his own message on Instagram, "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."

Many other stars took to Twitter to share their condolences:

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