"People care about celebrities deaths because they are everywhere in our daily lives. You pick up a magazine and you can learn their likes and dislikes, turn on the tv and you see a day in their lives. Everywhere you turn you learn more and more about a certain celebrity so it’s virtually like you know them personally. So when they do end up dying you feel like you have lost a friend because you have learned so much and they seemed so close to you. When random people die in a helicopter accident, you have no idea who they were, you didn’t know one thing about them personally, so it’s very easy to dehumanize them or just to look over it because they never had an impact on your life. It’s not that they are less important, it’s just how the human mind works."
Damn. Paul Walker is one of those guys that meant a lot to me growing up. I idolized the man for his fantastic roll in the F&F series. The movies, the role, the cars all brought interest to the car scene. My heart sank when news broke out.
It’s a shame things like this happen but what can we do?
Prayers and condolences go out to the families and friends of Paul and his friend.