Fast and Furious star Paul Walker is dead after a fiery explosion in Southern California on Saturday. He was 40.
According to TMZ, the actor was in a Porsche in Santa Clarita when the driver lost control of the car and clammed into a pole or tree. The car then burst into flames. Both Paul and the other person in the vehicle were killed.
A rep for the actor confirmed the news on Walker’s official Facebook page.
“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,” the post reads.
“Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time.”
Walker leaves behind 15-year-old daughter Meadow.
Almost instantly, Twitter flooded withcondolences of memories of the actor. Here are just a few via HollywoodLife:
So shocked and saddened to hear about the tragic loss of Paul Walker. My love to his family
IS THIS TRUE ABOUT PAUL WALKER?! I’m in tears
RIP Paul Walker.. Eerie that the star of The Fast & The Furious died in a car accident.. God Bless his daughter
So so sad about Paul Walker : (
Rip paul walker:/
So sad to hear about Paul Walker. So young. Can’t believe it.
#RIP Paul Walker …. One of the nicest, most down to earth guys in the business. Glad I had the honor of know & work with such person
We can’t believe it.
Images from the accident have been released.
[Images via SCVS]