Paul Walker has died at the age of 40, reports TMZ.
According to the site, Walker died after he was involved in a single-car accident and explosion on Saturday (November 30) in Southern California, according to TMZ.
According to JustJared:
The Fast and the Furious actor was in a Porsche when the driver lost control and slammed into a post or tree in Santa Clarita. The car then burst into flames. Paul and another person who was in the car were both killed.
“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,” reports TMZ. “The accident happened during one of those test spins.”
— Rui Delgado (@Rui) December 1, 2013
The Paul Walker Death reports started on on TFW2005 forums:P
So I work in Santa Clarita at an automotive performance shop and a good customer just came from Paul’s shop, AE (Always Evolving) where they were having a car show. It seems Paul went for a ride in a guys Porsche and they ended up around a phone pole, the car burst onto flames and rumour has it Paul is dead. I hope he got it wrong but he insists it was Paul. I’m reluctant to post this being just hearsay, but the guy who informed us is a wealthy car enthusiast that just pulled up in his Maserati and nothing to gain from a lie, and has video on his phone of the burning car. If it does turn out to be true, damn… RIP Paul.P
According to TMZ, who say they have sources on the scene, Walker was giving rides in his new “Porsche GT” when the incident occurred. The fiery accident reportedly happened during one of those test spins.P
According to fire officials, the single vehicle crash happened at around 3:30 p.m. local time in the Rye Canyon Business Park. A red Porsche had struck a light pole and a tree. Two occupants were pronounced dead at the scene.
It is not clear right now what caused the accident or who was behind the wheel.
Walker first broke out in Hollywood in the late 90s films Pleasantville. He then went on to appear in She’s All That, The Skulls, and first joined the Fast and the Furious franchise in 2001. The actor reprised his role as Brian O’Conner in Fast & Furious 6 in 2013. Fast & Furious 7 was announced for a 2014 debut.
Walker has a 15-year-old daughter, Meadow.
US media outlets Fox News and Variety say various sources have confirmed the death to them.