Actor Paul Walker died Saturday afternoon in a fiery car crash in California. The Fast and Furious star was 40-years-old.
The news of the tragic death was first reported by TMZ and later confirmed by Walker’s representation. The actor was in the passenger seat of a Porsche being driven by a former race car driver Roger Rodas.
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.
Paul’s co-stars and friends expressed their grief on Twitter following the heartbreaking news.
My brother and I…..we aimed for the stars together….and achieved more than we ever hoped we could with f&f pic.twitter.com/TWWdoaEX1D
— Vin Diesel (@REAL_VinDiesel) December 1, 2013
Rest in peace my friend. U will be greatly missed and ur charity will live on forever and ever. #PaulWalker
— Jaime Pressly (@TheJaimePressly) December 1, 2013
Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark,… http://t.co/nUiPPIU9Bb
— Ludacris (@Ludacris) December 1, 2013
My heart is hurting so bad
no one can make me believe this is real
Father God I pray that you send… http://t.co/CnKblb3PWu
— Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) December 1, 2013
Paul was pure light. I cannot believe he is gone.
— Jordana Brewster (@JordanaBrewster) December 1, 2013