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Paul Walker RIP

20131201-114235.jpgPaul Walker has died in a car accident in California at the age of 40. The actor is probably best known for his role in the Fast and the furious franchise.

According to a statement on the actors Facebook page, he was the passenger in a car on his way to a charity event when the accident happened. Both he and the driver, his friend Rodger Rodas, were killed in the accident.

“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 you 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” a statement from the actors official Facebook page.

Representatives from Universal studio also 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.”

It has been confirmed by a spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Station, the they responded to a collision on Saturday afternoon and found that the vehicle was in flames. The fire department put out the flames and located two people trapped inside, both were later pronounced dead. It appears to be a single car collision with a fixed object that was near the road.

Walker is survived by his daughter Meadow.

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