A rep for Paul told HollywoodLife.com, “Sadly, I must confirm that Paul Walker did pass away this afternoon. I don’t have an official statment at this time.” A statement was also posted on Paul Walkers’s Facebook page:
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
The tragic accident reportedly occurred in Santa Clarita, which is north of Los Angeles. Sources claim that Paul Walkers 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.
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.
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