Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker has passed away suddenly at the age of 40.
According to TMZ Walker actor died in a car crash Saturday afternoon in Santa Clarita, CA after his Porsche lost control and crashed into a pole igniting into flames.
Now his reps have confirmed via his Facebook page, that the actor was a passenger in the car that crashed just shortly after Walker left a charity event he was hosting.
“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 was best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious film franchise, but also starred in Varsity Blues, The Skulls, Takers and Joyride among others. Walker recently celebrated his 40th birthday and also was the father to a daughter, Meadow Walker.
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