Paul Walker is dead. The “Fast and Furious” actor died in a fiery car crash on Saturday, Nov. 30 in Santa Clarita, Calif. According to TMZ, Walker was in a Porsche with another person — and both of them were killed after an accident that caused the car to explode and burst into flames.
“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,” TMZ reports.
Paul Walker dead hoaxes have been common on the Internet and plenty of sites have reported that the actor died in a car crash — likely thinking it was “believable” because of Walker’s roles in the “Fast and Furious” films. Sadly, this time it was not a hoax. Paul Walker was just 40-years-old.
“Sources close to Paul tell us he was in Santa Clarita for a car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort, and had been taking friends out for rides in his new Porsche GT. The accident happened during one of those test spins,” TMZ reports.
Paul Walker will be greatly missed by so many.
*Update* Paul Walker’s death has been confirmed: Read here.
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