Paul Walker and Cory Monteith were two of many honored at the 2014 SAG Awards on Jan. 18 during the memoriam segment.
Cory Monteith, Paul Walker Remembered At SAG Awards
James Avery of Fresh Prince of Bel Air, August Schellenberg of Free Willy and Lee Thompson Young of The Famous Jett Jackson were all honored during the Memoriam segment of the SAG Awards.
One of the youngest star to pass this year was Glee‘s Cory Monteith, who they showed closing his locker at McKinley and hugging his on-screen and off-screen girlfriend Lea Michele in Glee. Cory passed away from heroine at the young age of 31 on July 13 and was found in his Vancouver hotel.
His girlfriend Lea recently put out her album Louder, with two songs that are inspired by him. She has also spoken about about being the “luckiest girl ever” for knowing him.
“I literally lived every day of my life feeling like the luckiest girl in the whole world. I just thought he was the greatest man,” she said on Ellen before performing her first hit song “Cannonball.”
‘Fast & Furious 6’ Cast Remembers Paul Walker
Paul Walker was also remembered at the awards, in a clip that showed him driving a car of course and standing, while we gazed into his stunning blue eyes.
Paul’s co-stars and dear friends Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson were extremely shaken by Paul’s tragic death.
Tyrese explained that it’s extremely important for Paul’s family and friends to keep his charity, Reach Out Worldwide, going strong — especially since he was at a fundraiser for the event on Nov. 30 when he died in the fiery car crash.
“Basically when there’s huge traumatic areas like Hurricane Katrina, [or] when earthquakes happen in certain places around the world, [Reach Out Worldwide] goes out there by the numbers, and they help people out in these areas so he was raising money the day that he died,” Tyrese told Aresenio Hall on Jan. 13. “We just wanna keep his memory and his legacy of what he stood for going. And we just love y’all and thank y’all for the prayers. The family thanks y’all, and we thank y’all for all of the energy.”
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— Kristine Hope Kowalski