It's with a heavy heart that we share this news. Famed actor Paul Walker; known for starring in the popular Fast and Furious movie series, passed away yesterday in a fiery car crash that occurred while attending a charity event in Santa Clarita, California.
The red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT in which the actor was riding as a passenger, went up in flames immediately after crashing into a pole. Also pronounced dead at the scene was former racing driver and Walker’s friend Roger Rodas who was behind the wheel.
The 40-year old actor had starred in over 30 films throughout his short-lived career but it was the ‘The Fast and the Furious’ series that made him a recognisable figure in the street racing crowd.
Following the unfortunate incident, the actor’s official Facebook page confirmed the death with the following message: "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. 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. - #TeamPW"
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