Paul Walker Dead At Age 40

December 1, 2013 By:
Paul Walker Dead At Age 40
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Paul Walker, star of The Fast and the Furious, has passed away.

The actor and a friend were in a Porsche GT just north of Los Angeles in Santa Clarita when they got into a fiery car accident and died on the spot.

According to photos, it seems like the driver was driving on side streets and no other cars were involved. Police believe speed was a big factor in the accident.

It appears as if the driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a tree. The car burst into flames and both Paul and the driver were announced dead on location.

In the video below you can hear a female on the phone with what sounds like 911 emergency saying the car is spilt in two but there are bodies inside.

LASD confirmed the deaths to Hollyscoop telling us, "Patrol deputies from Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a traffic collision at approximately 3:30PM in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop, Valencia, on Saturday, November 30, 2013. When they arrived, deputies found the vehicle engulfed in flames. The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded, extinguished the fire and subsequently located two victims inside the vehicle. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene."

Sadly, Paul was leaving a car show to raise money for the Philippines typhoon victims when he got into the accident.

His family released a heartfelt statement about the loss of the actor on his Facebook page. It read:

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

Paul was 40 years old and is survived by his 15-year-old daughter Meadow. He split from his daughter’s mother Rebecca McBrain in 1999.