Movie star, 40, was a passenger in red
Porsche that burst into flames after hitting a
light pole and tree, according to reports.
Paul Walker, a star of the Fast & Furious
movie series, has died in a car crash north
of Los Angeles.
Walker, 40, was the passenger in a
friend’s car when it crashed on Saturday
afternoon, a statement on the actor’s
Facebook page said. His publicist, Ame Van
Iden, confirmed his death to the Associated
The statement said Walker had been in
the area to attend a charity event for his
organisation Reach Out Worldwide.
“We … are stunned and saddened
beyond belief by this news,” the statement
The Los Angeles county sheriff’s
department said deputies found a car
engulfed in flames when they responded to
a report of a collision in the community of
Valencia. Two people found in the car were
pronounced dead at the scene.
The Santa Clarita Signal reported that a
red Porsche crashed into a light pole and
tree and burst into flames.
Walker had been working on Fast &
Furious 7 at the time of his death. He also
starred in the suspense drama Hours, to be
released this month.