Courtesy Dan Watson and ap wire
From staff and wire reports
Published: 30 November 2013 09:15 PM
Updated: 30 November 2013 10:16 PM
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. He
was 40.Initial reports indicated that the Porsche he was in burst into flames and exploded after it crashed Saturday afternoon.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department said that deputies found a car
engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision in the
community of Valencia. Two people who were found in the car were
pronounced dead at the scene.The Santa Clarita Signal reports a red Porsche crashed into a light pole and tree and burst into flames.
the actor's official Facebook account, the following was posted: "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." Some witnesses had reported that Walker was driving. Photos from the scene show a pile of twisted metal and broken windows.
A California native, Walker appeared in the films Varsity Blues and Pleasantville before his breakout role in the Fast & Furious franchise, beginning in 2001.
He revisited his role, starring alongside Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, as Brian O'Conner in Fast & Furious 6 in 2013. Fast & Furious 7 had been announced as a 2014 release, which Walker was working on at the time of his death.
He also starred in the suspense drama Hours, which is set for release this month.
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