‘Fast & the Furious’ star Paul Walker dies of a car crash

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Fast & Furious star Paul Walker dies of a car crash (1)

Paul Walker tragically died in a fiery car crash on Saturday (November 30).

The 40-year-old actor was a passenger in business partner/ former race car driver Roger Rodas’s red Porsche GT, as they left the fundraising event hosted by his Reach Out Worldwide organization in Santa Clarita, CA.

According to reports, Rodas lost control of the 2005 Porsche, which then slammed into a light post and burst into flames around 3:30pm in the Rye Canyon Business Park of Santa Clarita. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department declared the two dead at the scene.

Walkers publicist Ame Van Iden has confirmed his death to media, while his team posted on his 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. 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.”

Paul Walker has starred in the “Fast & the Furious” franchise since the first 2011 movie. He was just working hard with the rest of his crew a few weeks ago as they filmed “Fast Furious 7.” On Friday, Paul tweeted a photo from the set with the caption: “The boys are back. Will you be ready?”

Paul is survived by his 15-year-old daughter Meadow, who he had with a former girlfriend.

Rodas became friends with Walker when they raced cars together at the Pirelli World Challenge series years ago. He became his financial adviser in 2007 and helped to establish Reach Out Worldwide. Rodas was the CEO of Always Evolving, a performance shop for high-end vehicles owned by Walker, located in Valencia

Photos by: WENN.com

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