Actor Paul Walker of “The Fast and Furious” has died at the age 40. 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.
Sources close to Paul tell us he was in Santa Clarita for a car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort, and had been taking friends out for rides in his new Porsche GT. The accident happened during one of those test spins.
A rep for Paul confirms he died as he was leaving the charity event.
“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
Universal Studios has issues the following: “All at Universal are heartbroken. Paul Walker was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years.”
Below, this tragic photo of the wreck that killed Paul Walker is horrifying:
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