Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker was killed today in a car crash. The actor who shot to stardom starring in the high speed racing, "Fast and the Furious" franchise was killed Saturday afternoon, November 30, 2013 in a car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif. at the age of 40. Walker was on his way to attend a charity event his organization "Reach Out Worldwide" was giving, His PR person has confirmed on his 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," a rep for the actor posted on his Facebook page.
"He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your 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 rep for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department said that when deputies arrived at the scene they found a vehicle engulfed in flames. The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded, extinguished the fire and found two victims inside of the vehicle. Both were pronounced dead.
The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, citing a sheriff's deputy at the scene, said a red Porsche appeared to have lost control and struck a tree.
At the time of his death, Walker was working on the seventh film of the franchise, with a scheduled release date of 2014. Walker also is the star of "Hours," an independent film scheduled to be released December 13 about a father struggling to keep his newborn infant alive in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. He was also starring in the upcoming Brick Mansions, which is slated to be released next year.
One of his last tweets was, "Happy Thanksgiving to all celebrating today! Try not to get too full from dinner, seconds, dessert, leftovers, that late night snack."
R.I.P. Paul, we will miss seeing those amazing ocean blue eyes, your sweet gentle smile and your natural talent that mesmerized us on the big screen.