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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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571.

Mel    

This is for all the people who have been posting such despicable, disgusting and just hateful things. You should be ashamed of yourselves! The man is gone who cares if he was a great looking guy and a great actor. He's was a HUMAN BEING!!! How do you say such disgusting things about anybody after they're Gone. He has a daughter that I pray to God doesn't read any of those posts or have anyone read it to her. I could just imagine how it would make her feel to hear people saying such things. I don't know any of you and probably never will but if you died tomorrow I would be just as disgusted if someone had wrote the same type of cruel comments about you. At the very least if you don't care about the fact that he's gone at least care about the fact that his daughter is not have some RESPECT and some DECENCY.

269 days ago
572.

Amsterdam    

Live is not fear, the best goes always first.

269 days ago
573.

Amsterdam    

Live is not fear, the best goes always first.

269 days ago
574.

anita    

I love movies fast and the furious oh my god I am sorry for paul walker wow oh my god I know about fast and the furious seven but too later right ? I miss paul walker 's movie fast and the furious seven

266 days ago
575.

Claudia    

I am devastad . And need news

266 days ago
576.

bundy    

Life is a test my father always said. On his death bed he asked me if he was a good father. I said yes of course. He said that he's passed his test. You passed yours Paul. Your devotion to your family and daughter has said it all. You left your mark here and it'll be passed through generations. Have a safe trip Paul and we'll all miss you. Thank you by the way ;)

265 days ago
577.

Галина    

Мне очень жаль Пола Уокера((( Я полюбила все его фильмы))) Форсаж больше не будет таким классным((((Я грущу , жаль что мы потеряли такого зачетного АКТЕРА((((

265 days ago
578.

ride or die    

Love the movies rip miss u

265 days ago
579.

ride or die    

Love the movies rip miss u

265 days ago
580.

leakydun    

Rip Paul god bless!!!!

263 days ago
581.

Kayla    

R.I.P. Paul Walker.

261 days ago
582.

MRSLOCS    

**R.I.P PAUL WALKER** we love u and miss u

261 days ago
583.

Rip Paul walker    

RIP Paul😭 u were one of my inspirations of my acting dream job I hope ur in a better place😔

255 days ago
584.

Sue Ann Woodard    

It's been a month now and I still can't believe he's gone forever. He was a great Actor and Person, I just watch his latest movie F&F 6. It made me sad to know I'll never see him in movies again, He will be missed greatly. R.I.P Paul and know your in my heart and mind always.

246 days ago
585.

KASULE ZULIMANIAKA    

SITS TOO BAD FOR PAUL WALKER. MAY HE PEST IN INTERNAL PEACE

175 days ago
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