With fans still reeling from Paul’s tragic Nov. 30 death, a new rumor began sweeping social media that the fallen actor was actually still alive. What’s going on?
A mysterious report claiming that Paul had survived his fatal, fiery car accident surfaced on Twitter on Dec. 6, and mourning fans went crazy. But is there any truth to the report, or is it just a wild rumor?
Paul Walker Still Alive?
Fans began posting an unsourced article with the headline, “Paul Walker Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well,'” voicing their utter confusion and emerging hope. Here’s what some of the hopeful fans had to say:
Heard that Paul Walker still alive wat?
— excittedd….3 (@mathildeck001) December 6, 2013
So I am confused, is Paul Walker alive?!
— Darian Holmes (@dholmes005) December 6, 2013
People sayin Paul Walker died x others saying he still alive. Which is it???
— ♕ (@shvnisee_) December 6, 2013
I do not understand, Paul Walker is alive or dead??
— Smile Every Day (@HorlerAnastasia) December 6, 2013
Some fans were just upset by the rumor though (and the people perpetuating it):
Why are people saying Paul Walker is still alive? Seriously, what’s wrong with you?
— RuthPacheco. (@Ruthfreckles) December 6, 2013
Why are people still saying Paul walker is alive?? Your dumb it’s sad and just face the fact
— CoombzyBdB (@SwaVedOut) December 6, 2013
Paul Walker Alive: Truth Behind The Rumors
As miraculous and joyous as it would be, unfortunately this rumor doesn’t seem to have any legs. Paul’s death was sadly confirmed by his rep on Nov. 30, and his family posted a tragic message also confirming it soon after on Facebook:
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. 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. 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. – #TeamPW
We may all wish that Paul was still alive, but unfortunately that doesn’t change the fact that Paul has passed away. Besides the rep and family’s sad statements, an autopsy has also been released, making it clear that there is no truth to the rumor.
Instead of making up rumors that only reinforce how sad Paul’s death is, we all just have to try to accept the truth and move on, while keeping the actor in our hearts forever.
— Andrew Gruttadaro