Walker so not the focus of the reports) son tried to put out the fire.
Station after station has brought in experts to speculate as to the cause of the crash. The car wasn't running correctly. Or maybe speed was a factor. Ya think? The sports car looked like a crushed beer can.
And sad as it is, this post isn't about Walker. There has been enough droning on about this mediocre talent who made a bad choice and ended up wrapped around a tree. It is about the guy in the photo below: Nelson Mandela. Have you heard of him? Sadly, most of the "Generation Tweet (or is it Twit)" don't. He was a true superstar, a hero and an inspiration and an important figure in history. He fought for something we take for granted--Freedom. He brought a country into modern times and changed the world.
But Nelson Mandela probably won't get the kind of lingering coverage that was given to Walker. Why? Because he didn't star in 6 crappy movies with Vin Diesel? Tyrese won't cry at the site of his death. Bono might. Mandela wasn't hip. He didn't live fast and die young (and tragically.) So in a day or two when people are still going on about Walker, stories about Mandela will fade away. The media will once again focus on folks like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Like Martin Luther King and Mother Theresa before him Mandela should remain in our hearts and minds. But he won't and that's The Bitter Truth.