Rep Confirms Paul Walker's Death, Fire Dept Chief Speaks

December 01, 2013 03:17:45 GMT

The 'Fast and Furious' star and his buddy could not get out in time when his Porsche hit a tree and went up in flames.

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A Hollywood star is gone too soon. "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker has died in a single-car accident and explosion on Saturday, November 30 afternoon in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles. He was 40.

TMZ reported that Walker was inside a Porsche with someone else. The unidentified driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed it into a tree. The sports car went up in flames at the scene and killed both passengers.

Walker's representative has confirmed to TMZ that the actor died after attending a charity event to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort. He was taking friends out for drives in his new Porsche GT car and the crash happened during one of the test drives.

The accident occurred around 3:30 P.M. on Hercules Street near Constellation Road in the Rye Canyon Business Park, fire officials said. Police has not determined the cause of accident or who was behind the wheels. Local news site heard from an eyewitness that Walker was the one driving the car with his pal named Roger.

"When we saw Paul and Roger leave, Paul was the passenger in the vehicle. They both were experienced drivers. This was just a tragic accident that happened on a joyride," said Jim Torp of Santa Clarita.

Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman said, "At the conclusion of the accident the vehicle struck a light standard and the whole car was burned." He added that the two occupants of the vehicle were unable to get out in time.

Walker leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter named Meadow whom he had with then girlfriend, Rebecca.

Update: Local news outlets reported that the car hit a light standard instead of a tree.


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posted by maimai on Dec 01, 2013
When I heard this I thought it was just another damn hoax but this saddens me, we will miss you paul you now rest in peace ok :'(
posted by susulet on Dec 01, 2013
Lord have mercy! I have a hate time believing this. To Paul Walker daughter. I'm deeply sorry for ur lost. God be with u and ur family. R. I .P Paul Walker
posted by Amy and Amanda Peter on Dec 01, 2013
We love you Paul! You will be missed. Rest in peace. You did a good deed before your death and this will pay off in heaven. You will always be admired for your kindness and generosity. Our condolences to your daughter, family, and friends.
posted by jojo on Dec 01, 2013
So tragic, such talent. You are Hollywoods' Classy classics that will be adored forever and You will be missed on the big screens. My condolences to Walker's daughter n Family. RIP Paul Walker.
posted by Ashley &Dj Buchanan on Dec 01, 2013
RIP..I couldn't believe it.I still don't its so unreal..So Sad we will miss your Sexy Ass Brian O'Conner..
posted by Lisa. Bryant on Nov 30, 2013
My heartbreaks for everyone who loved Paul Waker, especially his daughter Meadow?i am so so sorry for your loss and the loss of the unidentified friend! May God help you thru this time! Rip Paul you will be missed
posted by Nicole on Nov 30, 2013
Condolences to the family of Paul tragic n sad,love his fast n furious n Bobby z. R.I.P <3

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