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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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151.

Bridget    

This is really shocking. Love that guy. I'm watching "The Fast and the Furious" on tv, turned it to the news on commercial, and saw it on their news ticker. This is so sad. My sympathies to his family and friends. Rest in peace Paul. You will be missed.

335 days ago
152.

Karl Childers    

Celebrities and Porsches don't mix. So many of them have either gotten into an accident or killed in these cars.

335 days ago
153.

Double Bubble    

Very sad day indeed.

335 days ago
154.

t    

Theres a picture of the car on the internet after the firemen hosed it down...nothing left of the car...it hit a tree on a median strip...horrific crash picture...RIP Paul...

335 days ago
155.

Sonia    

So shock I didn't want to believe it, Paul u will be missed, fast & furious will not be the same, rest in peace

335 days ago
156.

HLyWDgreg    

I'm in shock! Actual news on this rag of a website, and on a Sat no less. Fast & Furious 7: Too Fast Too Soon.

335 days ago
157.

Sheeple    

It's now on Drudge Report; therefore, it's Obama's fault. Wait! Now on MSNBC.... it's Bush's fault.

335 days ago
158.

Amber Olson     

R.I.P PAUL WALKER. YOU WILL BE MISSED.

335 days ago
159.

JustJenna    

I'll never forget you Paul.

335 days ago
160.

demoncat    

hollywood has lost some one they should not have way before his time. . sympathy to Pauls friends and family for their untimely loss and also for those who his generostiy and giving really helped with his charity a giving angel got called to heaven too soon

335 days ago
161.

ssss    

OMG this is so sad... rip

335 days ago
162.

BB not bb    

Look at that empty parking lot. How fast could they have been driving there right next to an office building? if they hit a pole, it would have been a fender bender. How did a brand new Porsche just go out of control and then suddenly burst into flames? SABOTAGE.


Just like Kennedy Jr. and his girlfriend crashing in their plane and dying. If you don't go along with the program they will take you out. You can't be powerful and stand for good without someone trying to interfere.

335 days ago
163.

BeckyBoo    

I've been in love with Paul since I was 14, he was my first celebrity crush. I can't believe he's gone. My heart breaks for his family and his daughter.

335 days ago
164.

wrx7182    

If the driver wasn't acting like a moron, this would not have happened. The car was TOTALLED. No need to be going that fast, especially on the road where it happened. So sad, R.I.P Paul

335 days ago
165.

Milk    

Nooooooo!!! Vin really needs this film! That's the only franchise he's got people still care about. I bet he's pretty mad at Walker for being so selfish and dying before the movie is done filming. It's not too late to rename the film to The Fast and The Dead though (and it'll be a nice nod to the Raimi western the Quick and the Dead). It would also be a perfect way for the franchise to cash in an segue into the zombie genre. Put some Paul Walker look alike in a lot of makeup, all he has to do is grunt, job done. Nobody will be able to tell. I mean zombies AND fast cars? What's not to like.

335 days ago
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