Rap star T.I. has taken to his social media to react to the death of actor Paul Walker. On Saturday evening the troubleman posted a photo of himself and his Takers co-star on his Instagram with a message expressing his shock and sadness.
I am shocked & saddened to find that the world has lost such a great spirited person. Paul was not only a passionate, talented, actor, he was also a sincere man with a genuine personality that filled a room immediately upon introduction. My family’s hearts & prayers are extended to his family, especially his daughter. May he rest in peace. Through all his many actions & efforts his legacy lives on. He will never be forgotten.
Walker and T.I. starred in Takers in 2010 along with Idris Elba, Chris Brown, Matt Dillon and Michael Ealy, who also posted a heartfelt message to his friend on Twitter.
My heart is crushed by the news that my friend Paul Walker passed away today. Prayers and light to his daughter and family right now.
Walker was best known for his role in The Fast & Furious Franchise, but also starred in Into the Blue, Varsity Blues, The Skulls.
His Into the Blue castmate Jessica Alba tweeted :
#RIPPaulWalker -he was a lovely person -so sweet and grounded. My heart goes out to his family.
And Hill Harper who starred alongside Walker in The Skulls tweeted:
When Paul & I shot The Skulls, had a great time. He was one of the nicest, generous of spirit actors I’ve ever worked with. RIP Paul Walker
Walker died at the age of 40 on Saturday afternoon after being involved in a fatal car crash.
Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union, Octavia Spencer & More … Is This The New Cast For “Black Panther 2”?
We’re still reeling from the high of Black Panther’s recording setting debut — pulling in $241 million opening weekend — however, we can’t help but think about the future and what could be in store for BP2.
While we’d want to see the original cast reprise their roles, we think these celebs could be a great addition to the group. Why, you ask? Because when Black Panther dropped they put their money where they mouth was and bought out theaters for kids to see the film. That deserves a little screen time in the sequel, right?
All right, maybe they won’t make it on the big screen for Black Panther 2, but here’s the list of stars who talk the talk and walk the walk, so we want to show them some luv…
Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade – The Wade’s post on Instagram about the importance of “Black Panther.” They also partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, Miami, Omaha & Watts to send 100 kids from each club to see the film.
Black Panther is more than a movie, it’s a movement. We partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, Miami, Omaha & Watts to send 100 kids from each club to see #BlackPanther & we gave each club a donation to help provide opportunities for the children they serve in our communities. If you can be a hero in someone’s life, be one. #wakandaforever✊🏾 #BlackPantherIsMoreThanAMovie #BlackPantherChallenge
Octavia Spencer – Octavia also hopped on Instagram to give families from Jackson, MS, and surrounding areas, a chance to see the Marvel movie.
Hey Jackson!!! As promised I have purchased screenings of Black Panther this weekend. If you know of families low on funds, please spread the word!Black Panther: Cinemark Pearl and XD 411 Riverwind Dr Pearl, MS 39208 2/17/18 Screen Times: 11am, 1pm, 2pm Small popcorn and small drink included for these screenings only. Also, Director Tate Taylor and Producer John Norris have purchased a screening in Natchez MS. Black Panther Natchez Regal IV 350 John R Junkin Dr Natxhez ms, 39120 2/17/18 12:30pm To get tickets in Natchez Contact Mayor Grennell’s office: 1-601-445-7555 All screenings are First come first served
Snoop Dogg – Uncle Snoop was so moved by Frederick Joseph, the New York-based philanthropist, who started the #BlackPantherChallenge encouraging people to donate to a GoFundMe page that would help provide children in Harlem with the opportunity to see BP, that he decided to do the dame for kids in LA. “I’m going to donate some money to the cause for the kids to check it out and also I’m going to reach out to the homeboy Ryan Coogler so that we can get an L.A. version of that so that kids in L.A. can go see a superhero movie and learn about a real black superhero,” Snoop stated. Not to be outdone, Viola Davis also took part in the challenge and sent kids in Austin to see the superhero flick.
Our friends at @CapCityBFF have accepted the @theheavierthings’ @gofundme #blackpantherchallenge to send 200 youth in #Austin to see @blackpanther. Let’s make this happen! Shout out to #ryancoogler @chadwickboseman @lupitanyongo @michaelbjordan @im.angelabassett @sterlingkbrown @MarvelStudios Donate (link in bio)
Serena Williams – The tennis champ, and new mommy/wife, surprised a group of young ladies from Black Girls Code in San Francisco with a private screening of Black Panther on Thursday night. Her hubby Alexis Ohanian captured the sweet moment on IG.
T.I. – The ATL rapper teamed up with Walmart to give away 300 tickets for an advanced screening of Black Panther last week in his hometown. “I think it’s imperative to know that there’s greatness inside of all of us and our children should know that early — that there’s greatness inside of them and that they all possess superhero-like qualities that will allow them to change the world. All they have to do is activate it,” T.I. said at the screening, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Offset & Lil Yachty – Not only have the two rappers teamed up for a new song (“Truck Load”), but they also took time out to join force for a philanthropic effort. The pair hit up El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday, where “This is Us” writer Jas Waters set up a fully-funded screening for 500 foster and at-risk children. According to Waters, Offset and Yachty surprised the fans and ended up buying out the rest of the theatre!
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