Like everyone else, we were shocked and surprised by the death of Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker in an accident this past weekend. You’re probably wondering why we’re even mentioning the actor on a metal website, however. Stick with us. Walker and his ex-girlfriend, Rebecca McBrain, had a child, Meadow Rain Walker, in 1998. A Rebecca McBrain is also married to Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain. In fact, her name was in the news earlier this year for trying to stab her husband.
Some media outlets put two and two together and assumed that the two Rebecca McBrains were the same, but according to reputable news source that we never heard of until today dailyentertainmentnews.com, Walker’s ex-girlfriend lives in Hawaii, after having lived in California. McBrain’s wife was reported as being from Whitman, WV. Also, being that Paul Walker was a superstar, if the mother of his child had been arrested for assault, TMZ would have written about it (I mean, they wrote about Hellyeah’s former bassist filing a restraining order). So while we can’t say this with 100% certainty, we’re pretty sure that the only connection between the two is their name and that each was involved in an unfortunate incident earlier this year. R.I.P. Paul Walker and up the irons.