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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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31.

kokomojow    

hey you know how they killed off that one chick in one of the movies and then brought her back to life in another?! maybe, just maybe, they can do the same with Paul! Hopefully it will work out! Lets pray for it.

139 days ago
32.

Yeah    


"The Mediamass Project : Media criticism through satire"
that quote is from their website

Their article is written by Jessica Simpson, in Washington and was Last updated on December 1, 2013. It isn't Dec 1 in Washington yet. Read more into their website and you'll learn that they are not a real website and actually spread rumors in hope that people spread it through social media.

139 days ago
33.

TIFFANY    

I am in total shock right now

139 days ago
34.

porkchop    

RIP Mr Walker! Thanks for the entertainment.

139 days ago
35.

Madam Obvious    

It's true, his Facebook page confirms he died in the car crash. This is not a hoax.

139 days ago
36.

kokomojow    

hey you know how they killed off that one chick in one of the movies and then brought her back to life in another?! maybe, just maybe, they can do the same with Paul! Hopefully it will work out! Lets pray for it.

139 days ago
37.

Ap    

Sad to see anyone pass.... Live fast/die young!

139 days ago
38.

Harvey's Gerbil    

I have an old Men's Health that's about 4-years-old (bathroom material) I've read it cover to cover countless times. It has a 5 page article of Paul, how me, his mom and sister who are both nurses always do charity work and are first responders to tragedies, etc, etc. Was talking about in the article how he trains for such things to stay in shape. I wasn't necessarily a fan, never cared for the F&F franchise. He seems like a nice enough guy, though. Can't hate a guy who helps others.

139 days ago
39.

Harvey's Gerbil    

I have an old Men's Health that's about 4-years-old (bathroom material) I've read it cover to cover countless times. It has a 5 page article of Paul, how he, his mom and sister who are both nurses always do charity work and are first responders to tragedies, etc, etc. Was talking about in the article how he trains for such things to stay in shape. I wasn't necessarily a fan, never cared for the F&F franchise. He seems like a nice enough guy, though. Can't hate a guy who helps others.

139 days ago
40.

Spunky Funk    

He was my ONE celeb crush. Such a gorgeous, talented man. So sad. Rest in peace, Paul.

139 days ago
41.

shakedoggy    

his friend was driving 2 fast, 2 furiously 4 conditions.

139 days ago
42.

Nobody Special    

Paul was a good guy, I gave him flying lessons in my plane and he always insisted on pitching-in for fuel and buying lunch. He really was a great guy in person, nothing like TV.

139 days ago
43.

shakedoggy    

his friend was driving 2 fast, 2 furiously 4 conditions.

139 days ago
44.

Harvey's Gerbil    

On a side not, Porsche 911's have always been one of my absolute favorite cars.....Oddly enough I was just thinking the other day, if given the opportunity I'd have a hard time buying one, Ryan Dunn burns to death in one, I don't recall who, but I know another celeb died in one, a fairly unknown porno actress died in one several years ago....ALL from wrecks and the car bursting into flames. NOW THIS. Seems Porsches have an issue with bursting into flames if wrecked. HUGE deterant as far as I'm concerned.

139 days ago
45.

rarshaiz    

This should be a wake up call to all you wana be speed freaks that want to show off on the city streets. If it can happen to a man who has experience with stunt driving as PW has it can happen to you as well.

139 days ago
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