‘Fast & Furious’ actor, Paul Walker, is dead at just 40 years old. The actor has died resulting from a fiery car crash, Saturday afternoon.
“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,” reports TMZ.com.
“Several of our sources…tell us Paul and another person in the car were killed…,” the site adds.
Sources also confirm that the actor was in Santa Clarita for a car show to raise money for victims of the devastating Philippines typhoon.
The accident occurred while on a test ride in the driver’s Porsche GT. Walker was leaving the charity event at the time of the wreck.
Further confirmation of Walker’s death came when a message appeared on the actor’s official Facebook page. The message reads…
“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”
Walker, whose best known for his portrayal of Brian O’Conner in the ‘Fast and the Furious’ franchise, was currently filming for the film’s 7th installment.
May he rest in peace.