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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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16.

WAYX912    

So sad! Kinda sucks TMZ that you post a picture of the car in flames

138 days ago
17.

the man    

He's not Paul walker anymore. He's Paul Layer.

138 days ago
18.

Diane    

Its a fake. Here is the proof
http://en.mediamass.net/people/paul-walker/deathhoax.html

138 days ago
19.

Ray    

Nice hoax, funny how no one else has posted anything on this. There is literally nothing on Google about it.

138 days ago
20.

Lydia    

On Saturday (November 30) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Paul Walker is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

NOT SURE IF HE DIED AFTER THIS COMMENT AS IT SEEMS THERE WAS AN EARLIER HOAX THAT SAID HE WAS DEAD RECENTLY BUT NOT BY TMZ, FROM WHAT I CAN GATHER.

138 days ago
21.

w    

poor guy :-( R.I.P. and condolences to his family

138 days ago
22.

TONYA    

http://en.mediamass.net/people/paul-walker/deathhoax.html

138 days ago
23.

Sheila    

I hope its a hoax but you guys are usually tell the truth.

138 days ago
24.

sandra    

he died yesterday too. that's talent.
http://en.mediamass.net/people/paul-walker/deathhoax.html

138 days ago
25.

Kamakzie    

Dead dead or Andy Kaufman dead?

138 days ago
26.

nicole    

According to this its a hoax http://en.mediamass.net/people/paul-walker/deathhoax.html

138 days ago
27.

Connie B     

I keep hearing its a hoax ... is it a hoax or is it true? If true, so very sad.

138 days ago
28.

Chitwn96    

Wow I'm so shocked one of my favorite actors loved him in joy ride, may he rest in piece. So sad

138 days ago
29.

Jackson Corn    

http://www.signalscv.com/section/36/article/109902/ RIP

138 days ago
30.

JRyan    

HE'S DEAD, it's tue! See:

https://www.facebook.com/PaulWalker/posts/690316711002596

138 days ago
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