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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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196.

BrooklynCat425    

My deepest condolences to Mr. Walker's family, friends and loved ones. He was great at his craft and I would like to say thank you to his family for sharing him with us and allowing him to entertain us though it was a short time but he brought all his characters to life especially our beloved "Brian O'Conner"...I have always read beautiful things about him and never doubted those stories. May he rest in peace. May his family, friends and loved ones grieve properly and to celebrate his life for I am sure that it what this charitable and all around great guy would most likely want. God bless all who haved loved him including all of his fans.

272 days ago
197.

Dora1962    

k triste y lamentable, tan joven k se nos fue, k Dios lo tenga en su santa gloria, Amen.

272 days ago
198.

Wendy M Ward    

Perhaps I'm simple minded, but how does the back end of a car get that smashed up when the front end hits a tree?

272 days ago
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Wendy M Ward    

Perhaps I'm simple minded, but how does the back end of a car get that smashed up when the front end hits a tree?

272 days ago
200.

Hgardin    

Man does that Suck you never heard one bad thing about the guy. What a loss, seems like only the Good Die young R.I.P. my brother may God rest your soul.

272 days ago
201.

Zambonie    

What a shock
His death is as strange as Steve Irwin's
Probably will kill the F&F franchise too
The suits will probably try and keep it going though
But it'll be weird without him

272 days ago
202.

Omaru    

This is so heartbreaking. :( RIP Paul Walker. His co-stars Vin Diesel, Tyrese, Ludacris and Fast & Furious director James Wan have also their messages of grief. http://trendscooper.com/paul-walker-dead-in-a-car-crash/

272 days ago
203.

Omaru    

This is so heartbreaking. :( RIP Paul Walker. His co-stars Vin Diesel, Tyrese, Ludacris and Fast & Furious director James Wan have also their messages of grief. http://trendscooper.com/paul-walker-dead-in-a-car-crash/

272 days ago
204.

bkblueknight    

a genuinely good guy. RIP. the world misses you

272 days ago
205.

robin nesteruk    

I think this is a big hoax..Who is the publicist reporting? None of this adds up? Bodies have not been confirmed by Sheriffs dept? Hmmm..

272 days ago
206.

LunarJunk    

My condolences to his family. RIP Paul Walker. Can't believe I'm typing this .

272 days ago
207.

Wendy M Ward    

How does the back end of the car become so smashed up when the front end hit the tree?

272 days ago
208.

debrham    

What sad news &. Lost to movie world

272 days ago
209.

Fan-100000    

You're doing good things for the victim of Typhoon Yolanda. While our government here in the Philippines is busy with repacking the relief goods and surely stealing the peoples money.... RIP!

272 days ago
210.

Lauren    

Can't believe I just woke up to this shocking, awful news. R.I.P Paul Walker.

272 days ago
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