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Paul Walker's star rises fast and furious after death

First responders gather evidence near the wreckage of

First responders gather evidence near the wreckage of a Porsche sports car that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, Calif. A publicist for actor Paul Walker says the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series has died in a car crash north of Los Angeles. (Nov. 30, 2013) Credit: Getty Images, AP

Actor Paul Walker, who died in a car crash at age 40 on Nov. 30, had a core fan base from his role in the "Fast & Furious" movies. Since his death, interest in Walker, and the chance to discover some of his other films, has been on the rise.

Walker's page on the Internet Movie Database has had so many hits over the past two weeks that at press time, he was ranked No. 8 on the site's list of top emerging stars of 2013. The index is devoted to stars who made their first appearance on the site's list of top 100 stars of the year (Walker came in No. 61).

Walker's movies have been getting extensive airtime all over the cable universe these days. "The Fast and the Furious" pops up for showing at 8 and 10 Sunday night on TNT.

Cable and satellite subscribers also can discover other Walker films. An On Demand Paul Walker channel features 12 of the actor's movies, from the "Fast and the Furious" films to the inspiring "Eight Below," with Walker as an explorer who heads back to the Antarctic to rescue a team of sled dogs. Rentals are $2.95 to $3.95, and the channel is up until Dec. 31.

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