On Nov. 30, 2013, a representative for actor Paul Walker released an official statement confirming reports the actor lost his life in a tragic car accident earlier that day. TMZ first broke the story that Walker and another passenger were in a Porsche when the vehicle crashed into a structure (presumably a tree or post), then burst into flames. The cause of the accident has not been revealed.
A statement released to ABC via email by Walker’s rep Ame Van Iden reads as follows, “Sadly I must confirm that Paul did pass away this afternoon.”
According to TMZ, Paul Walker was a passenger in a friend’s car. Earlier reports mistakenly stated that Walker owned the car, but the latest updates say those reports were wrong. Paul Walker was attending a charity event for Philippine hurricane recovery sponsored by his foundation Reach Out Worldwide.
A statement from Reach Out Worldwide was released on their Facebook. It states, “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 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.”
News of the actor’s tragic and sudden death has left the nation stunned and many official sites for Walker have received such great traffic they are currently offline. Fans who grew to love the star of the “Fast and the Furious” film series have shared their thoughts, sadness, and grief on the official Paul Walker Facebook fan page here: Paul Walker Facebook.
Walker was 40-years-old. He was currently filming “Fast and the Furious 7.”
Click here for videos and live tweets regarding this breaking story: Paul Walker Dead in Crash Videos
Click here for a slideshow of pictures showing the actor: Paul Walker Photos
Follow Daily News Beat on Facebook