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Paul Walker

Dead at 40

In Fiery Car Crash

11/30/2013 5:50 PM PST UPDATED: 11/30/2013 9:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Paul Walker -- best known for his role in "The Fast and the Furious" movies -- died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California ... TMZ has learned.

The accident happened in Santa Clarita -- north of Los Angeles -- and Paul was the passenger in the two-seater Porsche Carrera GT when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree ... and the car burst into flames.

Several of our sources -- some of whom were at the scene of the accident -- tell us a friend of Paul's was driving and was also killed in the fiery wreck.

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Cops say speed clearly played a major factor in the accident, but an exact cause has not been determined yet.

Paul was 40 years old. He leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter named Meadow.

Paul's rep tells us he was in Santa Clarita for a car show -- organized by Paul and his charitable organization Reach Out Worldwide -- to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort.

Several of his friends were attending the event ... which was very near to where the deadly accident happened.

One of Paul's friends talked to a TMZ photographer ... describing the scene ... and his efforts to save Paul from the burning car.

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Paul took a pic with a fan at the event earlier on Saturday, and the guy posted it ... noting how happy Walker was just hours before the crash.

The fan added, "The world lost an angel in Paul. He dedicated so much of his life to helping disadvantaged kids and people who are in need. I'm gonna do whatever I can to keep Paul's goals for the charity alive."

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Lebowski    

That sucks. RIP Paul….

242 days ago
2.

Who-Day    

wow...this was seriously unexpected. RIP

242 days ago
3.

Lydia    

How freaking sad ....

242 days ago
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Fred Thompson    

That's terrible, I loved those movies. It's a little eerie that he died this way given his participation in the Fast & Furious movies. Fitting I guess if he had to go.

RIP

242 days ago
5.

Dan Frederiksen    

From the pickup he was driving and how poorly he was driving it it was clear he wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. He probably drove that porsche beyond his ability

242 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

RIP P. Walker...

242 days ago
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woww    

no freaking way


holy smokes

242 days ago
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Melissa B    

Wow that is so sad and shocking. I don't even know what to say. Condolences to his friends and family. May he RIP. Wow. Sucks we won't get to see him on the big screen anymore.

242 days ago
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Sue    

OMG, Paul was such a handsome all American kind of guy ! A real doll

So, so sorry to hear this devastating news ! I'm so sad now

242 days ago
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kerri matuszak    

Awful!

242 days ago
11.

Yasmin1991    

oh wow he will be truly missed praying for his family he was a lovely caring man

242 days ago
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PatinNJ    

sorry, RIP, our prayers are with the family, etc.....who is he?

242 days ago
13.

Eric    

Except this was said to be a hoax earlier this morning. Good reporting :/

242 days ago
14.

Cheeshke    

Wow... Just... Wow..

242 days ago
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Shibby    

Completely fake. He is NOT dead! His officials have confirmed he's alive and well. Another victim of internet death hoax's. Shame on TMZ for reporting this and zi will be I subscribing to your FB page.

242 days ago
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