‘Fast & Furious’ star Paul Walker killed in car crash

‘Fast & Furious’ star Paul Walker killed in car crash

Santa Clarita, California (CNN) — Actor Paul Walker, who shot to fame as star of the high-octane street racing franchise “Fast & Furious,” died Saturday in a car crash in Southern California. He was 40.

Walker’s publicist Ame van Iden confirmed his death, but said she could not elaborate beyond statements posted on Walker’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Walker was a passenger in a friend’s 2005 Porsche Carrera GT and both were attending a charity event for his organization, Reach Out Worldwide, in the community of Valencia in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles north of Hollywood.

The website for the charity said the Saturday event was intended to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Speed was a factor in the crash, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said.

The wreck took place about 3:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. ET), about 300 yards from the office park where the event was held. The speed limit there is 45 mph.

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8 Responses to “‘Fast & Furious’ star Paul Walker killed in car crash”

  1. Sanjana:
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Fast-Furious-actor-Paul-Walker-dies-in-car-crash-Publicist/articleshow/26674781.cms

    SANTA CLARITA, California: Paul Walker, the star of the “Fast & Furious” movie series, died on Saturday in a car crash that killed two people north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.

    Walker died on Saturday afternoon, Ame Van Iden told the Associated Press.

    A statement on the actor’s Facebook page said he was a passenger in a friend’s car, and that Walker was in the area to attend a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.

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  2. Aamirsfan:
    man this is sad. he was good in those fast and furious movies…but ‘joy ride’ was my fave of his. RIP brother.

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  3. AamirsFan Says:

    Paul Walker’s death in car crash stuns Hollywood

    By Carla Rivera

    November 30, 2013, 10:19 p.m.

    Actors, artists and celebrities reacted late Saturday to the death of “The Fast and the Furious” actor Paul Walker, who along with another man was killed in a single-car crash in the Santa Clarita Valley. Sheriff’s officials said speed was a factor in the accident.

    Walker’s “Fast and Furious” co-star Vin Diesel posted this to Instagram:

    therealvindiesel Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace.

    Tweets from friends and co-stars included:

    Ludacris “Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark, we were like brothers & our birthdays are only 1 day apart, now You will forever hold a place in all of our hearts @paulwalker legacy will live on forever. R.I.P.”

    Tyrese: “My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real Father God I pray that you send clarity over this cause I just don’t understand My heart hurts it’s broken no one can convince me that this is real…. Prayer warriors please pray real hard for his only child, his daughter and family…My God… My God… I can’t believe I’m writing this”

    Carson Daly “Sick about the tragic loss of #PaulWalker. I enjoyed our time together very much. Such a really nice guy. Prayers to his family and friends.”

    Walker also had a starring role in the upcoming film “Brick Mansions,” set for release in 2014 and produced by the studio Relativity Media.

    “We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of Paul Walker,” Relativity president Tucker Tooley said in a statement. “Paul was an incredibly talented artist, devoted philanthropist and friend. Our hearts go out to his family and our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

    According to a statement on Walker’s official Twitter account, the 40-year-old actor was attending a charity event to aid Filipino victims of Typhoon Haiyan for his organization Reach Out Worldwide, formed in 2010 as a quick response first-aid organization.

    “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,” the statement read. “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.”

    Officials with the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said they were still at the scene and could not confirm the names of either victim. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported that the car was a 2005 red Porsche Carrera GT that had struck a light pole and that speed was a factor.

    Representatives with Universal Pictures also confirmed Walker’s identity and released a statement:

    “All of us at Universal are heartbroken. Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the “Fast and Furious” films, and to countless fans. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul’s family.”

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-celebrities-react-walker-20131130,0,4503683.story#ixzz2mCmoKBO8

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  4. Poor guy… even if there’s a harsh irony about the way he died..

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  5. the before and after images on that Carrera are quite stunning, the sort of thing they show these days in defensive driving classes for new drivers:

    http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2013/11/photos_released_of_paul_walker.html

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  6. It might seem like a cruel quirk of fate, but rumours of Paul Walker’s death spread as early as Friday when a social networking page ‘R.I.P. Paul Walker’ attracted nearly one million likes. Giving a very specific time of death (Nov 30, 11 am ET), the page saw fans reacting with messages of condolence by the hundreds.

    See his pictures

    The actor’s reps were quick to issue an official statement rebutting the rumour the very next day. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” the statement said.

    Can’t believe he is dead: B-Town

    Creepily enough, a few hours later, Paul was dead in a car crash. The rep issued another statement saying they were “stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news.”

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hollywood/news-interviews/Paul-Walkers-accident-Death-hoax-on-Friday-dead-on-Saturday/articleshow/26696702.cms?

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