Paul Walker, 40, died on Nov. 30 after getting into a fiery car accident in Southern California. The car Paul was in was the only one involved in the crash, though reportedly one other person perished in the accident, according to TMZ.
Paul Walker Dies In Tragic Car Accident
A rep for Paul told HollywoodLife.com, “Sadly, I must confirm that Paul did pass away this afternoon. I don’t have an official statment at this time.” A statement was also posted on Paul’s Facebook page:
The tragic accident reportedly occurred in Santa Clarita, which is north of Los Angeles. Sources claim that the Fast and the Furious star was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control of the vehicle. It then slammed into either a post or a tree and then burst into flames.
“Sheriffs deputies are currently investigating a two person accident,” Deputy Heischuber of the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “Two people were pronounced dead immediately at the scene. The coroner’s office are the ones who will determine the identity.”
Paul had reportedly been taking friends out for test drives in the Porsche GT, and the accident occurred on one such ride.
The Life Of Paul Walker
The actor first gained fame when he starred in the 1999 film Varsity Blues. From there he became a household name, especially when he landed the role he is most known for — as Brian O’Connor in The Fast and the Furious movie series. Other films he starred in include Eight Below, Into the Blue, She’s All That, and Takers.
He is survived by his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow.
This is such a brutal tragedy that has taken an actor who was still in his prime. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family in this difficult time.