Actor Paul Walker Dead at The Age of 40

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Paul Walker-- best known for his role in "The Fast and the Furious" movies -- died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California ... TMZ has learned.

The accident happened in Santa Clarita -- north of Los Angeles -- and according to multiple sources connected to Paul ... the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree ... and then the car burst into flames.

Several of our sources -- some who are still at the scene of the accident -- tell us Paul and another person in the car were killed. Law enforcement is still on the scene, and we're told the L.A. County Coroner's Office is on the way.

At this point, it's unclear what caused the accident, or who was behind the wheel when it happened.

Paul was 40 years old.

Sources close to Paul tell us he was in Santa Clarita for a car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort, and had been taking friends out for rides in his new Porsche GT. The accident happened during one of those test spins.

A rep for Paul confirms he died as he was leaving the charity event.
More confirmation on his official Facebook and Twitter:

I loved a lot of his movies and met him once in Hawaii; he was a really cool guy and a very talented actor. Sad to see him go like this.

  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Sad news. I was not a fan of tThe Fast and Furious movies,but I think he was a decent actor.


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  • Profile picture of the author Riggs
    That was fast, Wikipedia already has his death date.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnPeters1983
    Damn! Seemed like a cool dude! RIP Paul Walker
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  • Profile picture of the author twister85
    Being a Die hard fan of Fast & Furious, he was more than an actor to me. This is crazy but I used to repeat his dialogues.

    Too sad to see him go. This is a big deal for the FnF team,

    Rest In Peace.
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    • Profile picture of the author bluecoyotemedia
      Originally Posted by twister85 View Post

      Being a Die hard fan of Fast & Furious, he was more than an actor to me. This is crazy but I used to repeat his dialogues.

      Too sad to see him go. This is a big deal for the FnF team,

      Rest In Peace.
      thats ok I still say things like

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  • Profile picture of the author Gozang
    I just watched the news about this tragedy on TV. First, I was shocked to hear the news and second, I really felt sad.

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    40 is just sad whether you're talking about someone know or unknown. I didn't care for his movies, but I'm female and conscious, so I liked looking at him. lol. This is really just sad.

    RIP Paul.

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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    Sorry to hear it. May he rest in peace.

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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Tragic end to a young life. Death is no respecter of persons. Live your best
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  • Profile picture of the author SShip
    Let's not forget Roger Rodas who was the driver of the car who also lost his life in this horrific accident.

    Paul Walker dead: Roger Rodas named as driver of red Porsche GT involved in fatal crash - 3am & Mirror Online

    R.I.P. to both lives lost.
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  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    R.I.P. I was supposed to go to the event...

    He definitely blew up the street racing world.

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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Very sad.

    One less beautiful face.

    This reminds me of when Corey Rudl died in a Porsche crash with somebody else driving and even younger. For that matter James Dean drove himself to death in a Porsche, the youngest of all.

    It must really be a big thrill to drive so fast to leave the planet...

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