The tragic news of the death of Paul Walker over the weekend has left many of his friends and fans publicly expressing their feelings about the sudden lost of the 40-year-old actor. One of Walker’s admirers is Wu-Tang Clan member RZA. The legendary producer decided to release a demo of the track “Destiny Bends” as a tribute to The Fast and the Furious star.
RZA released the following statement with the song:
This song, entitled “Destiny Bends” was written last night after hearing the tragic news of the loss of a good man named Paul Walker. I met Paul on the set of the film Brick Mansion, where we talked, laughed, and exchanged ideas of life and fatherhood. I only knew him personally for less than a year, but we knew each other through our work and art. We saw in each other a kindred spirit of men coming from unlikely circumstances, and rising to be the light and beacon of our family and loved ones. Men who learned the joy and pains of love in life, and success, while coming to realize that nothing is more important than family, friendship, and the brotherhood of humanity. Millions of people get to know an artist or movie star through their work, but few are allowed to cross each others’ paths and see through the veil of stardom and find the common denominator that we share. As all physical things will decay and wither away, film, art, and music remain longer than the vessel that delivered them. In this vein, the one thing we can’t take away or give back is time. So, thus, time is the most precious gift. I dedicated my time to compose this song with my two sons and new friend Will Wells, who was kind enough to sing and perform it for me. We dedicate it to Paul Walker. A good man. We had plans to continue working with each other in the future. It seemed destined, but “destiny bends”.
*Note* This song is not for criticism, it’s just a sketch demo. Please enjoy and reflect.
Your comrade in the struggle, RZA
Fast and Furious co-star Vin Diesel also broke his silence on Walker’s tragic death.
“I will always love you Brian (Walker’s Fast and Furious character’s name), as the brother you were… on and off screen,” Vin said.
Vin also paid his respects to Roger Rodas, the driver of the vehicle.
“Pablo, I wish you could see the world right now… and the profound impact, your full life has had on it, on Us… on me…” Vin continued.
Walker was killed on Saturday afternoon after the Porsche Carrera he was riding in hit a pole. Authorities believe that speed played a factor in the crash. Walker’s F&F co-stars Ludacris, Tyrese, and “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson shared their thoughts on their fallen friend on social media over the weekend.
Listen to the RZA penned “Destiny Blends” featuring Will Wells below.
by Yohance Kyles