Paul Walker has reportedly died at the age of 40. The actor — best known for his work in the Fast and the Furious franchise — died suddenly after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California. The movie star died Saturday afternoon.
Walker reportedly was in a Porsche when the unidentified driver lost control and slammed the vehicle into a tree. The car burst into flames at the scene. Another person was also killed at the time.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station confirms in a statement that there were two fatalities in a traffic collision at approximately 3:30 p.m. Saturday. When deputies arrived, the vehicle was engulfed in flames. The Los Angeles Country Fire Department estinguished the flames, and two victims were prononced dead at the scene. The Coroner’s Office is currently determining the identities of the victims, and the collision is still under investigation.
A native of Glendale, Calif., Walker first broke out in Hollywood in the late 90s films Pleasantville and Varsity Blues. He then went on to appear in She’s All That, The Skulls, and first joined the Fast and the Furious franchise in 2001. The actor reprised his role as Brian O’Conner in Fast & Furious 6 in 2013. Fast & Furious 7 was announced for a 2014 debut.
While promoting his latest film Hours earlier this month, Walker revealed that his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow, recently moved to live with him last year after living with her mother in Hawaii. Walker welcomed Meadow with then-girlfriend Rebecca in November 1998.
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