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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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181.

alex    

first Brian Griffin now paul Walker!!!!! WTF

297 days ago
182.

lana williams    

Wow this is crazy. Paul was an amazing actor and I loved him and his movies. Really wanted to meet him one day but god got other plans. Rip paul walker forever missed and in my heart.

297 days ago
183.

alex    

first Brian Griffin now Paul Walker'......wtf

297 days ago
184.

LetsBeReAL    

PAUL WALKER was Perfection! May he rest in peace. To all the d***heads that are making jokes, have you ever heard of karma? Don't you idiots know hat you shouldn't ever make fun of someone's death or a tragedy? You're pathetic!

297 days ago
185.

Itoldu    

Life ain't fair.
The only thing you can do is try not to be stupid.
****,he was too young.....
RIP Paul,my sincere condolences to your family.
I have kids in their mid -30's,I would be devastated.

297 days ago
186.

immamamma    

Still trying to wrap my head around this news. Such a tragedy. My prayers go out to his loved ones.

297 days ago
187.

sharnell    

Life is truly short. We never know when someone we care for is gone in an instant. RIP

297 days ago
188.

Robo    

Add the gifted Paul Walker to 2013 "In Memorium" at the Oscars. Although it appears he wasn't driving, it reminds one of James Dean's death in 1955 at age 25. So awful when the thing you love is the very thing that helps kill you. I hope it was quick and I pray God remembers him when the time comes.

297 days ago
189.

Hugh Janus    

Very sad news!

297 days ago
190.

dustypork    

Damn he was so fine. What a loss.

297 days ago
191.

Miva    

This can't be true, I'm still in shock! Rest in Piece, thanks for the amazing memories, heartfelt things you did to those all over the world. Our thoughts and prayers are with your beautiful daughter Meadow. (found Meadow's mom here http://dailyentertainmentnews.com/movies/rebecca-mcbrain-paul-walkers-ex-girlfriend-photos/)

297 days ago
192.

drjackbrown    

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2625: Paul Walker of Fast and Furious and Body Language of the Tongue Jut

http://www.bodylanguagesuccess.com/2013/11/nonverbal-communication-analysis-no_7471.html

297 days ago
193.

karmabug    

RIP Paul. I was a fan not only of your acting, but also of your philanthropy and love of marine biology. You will be dearly missed.

297 days ago
194.

meikoprincess    

Very sad indeed to hear of the tragic passing of Paul Walker. my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends as well as the other person in the car too.

TMZ i'm not sure how you got that photo of accident site, but it is disrespectful to both of the decease . they have family and friend who i'm sure would not want to see that. Second off i hope whom ever snap the photo also called 911 before doing so. you can see in the pic there is a person standing next to the wreckage not doing anything to help.

297 days ago
195.

Jeff    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N5qp2_l46U&feature=c4-overview&list=UUz8qeatSoE1EmElGtmr0tXA

This guy could have saved him.. maybe..

297 days ago
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