The Fast And The Furious actor Paul Walker has been pronounced dead at the young age of 40-years-old. He passed away as the result of a fiery car crash on Saturday afternoon. TMZ has the scoop:
The accident happened in Santa Clarita — north of Los Angeles — and according to multiple sources connected to Paul … the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree … and then the car burst into flames.
Several of our sources — some who are still at the scene of the accident — tell us Paul and another person in the car were killed. Law enforcement is still on the scene, and we’re told the L.A. County Coroner’s Office is on the way.
Paul has a fifteen-year-old daughter named Meadow and has never been married. May he rest in peace. Leave your condolences for his family and friends in the comments section below.
UPDATE: A rep for Paul Walker confirms to TMZ the actor died today in the crash after leaving a charity event.
UPDATE: Paul’s official Facebook page has a statement on the matter:
It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. – #TeamPW
Hat tip: Scottie