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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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783 COMMENTS

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61.

Mariah Delaro    

I live in Santa Clarita Valley and I passed by the accident scene earlier but no freaking way knew Paul Walker was involved. OMG.

263 days ago
62.

pmn    

Good thing he didn't star in Gone in 60 Seconds or else this message board would be filled with inappropriate jokes by trolls

263 days ago
63.

sunny ramlagan    

my parents knew him when he was a kid going with his dad to 7-11 in Sunland. my dad remembers when his dad told him one day he is going to be a famous actor. And my dad started laughing. but at the end he was a great actor and we will be missed dearly. from Kishore and Gloria Ramlagan R.I.P

263 days ago
64.

Margareth HS    

I'm soooo Shocked!!!
My heart goes out to his family and friends.
RIP Paul Walker 3 :'(

263 days ago
65.

Andrea    

What the hell is the matter with you people?!?! Why would you post pictures of a fiery car wreck?!?! You are awful!!!

263 days ago
66.

bourbs    

Shook me to hear this. Too young. RIP

263 days ago
67.

Jack    

Must have hit the NOS button too early.

263 days ago
68.

sari    

https://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-paul-walker/479343428844814?notif_t=page_new_likes
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THE RIP PAGE

263 days ago
69.

Monica    

I loved all your movies! R.I.P. Paul.....

263 days ago
70.

cheryl_mae    

is it true?how sad

263 days ago
71.

amanda    

Was the tree OK?

263 days ago
72.

Justin Stalder    

RIP PAUL YOU WERE ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTORS AND WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED.

263 days ago
73.

Brandon    

I'll believe this when I see a body that can be connected to Paul Walkers DNA.This is TMZ and their a whole bunch of pranksters so this could be a big joke. Plus I seen these kind of things on the internet a whole bunch of time this has happened to my wife Katy Perry & Bruce Campbell has had this happen to him. To me this is bull**** and it's pathetic that you believe it.

263 days ago
74.

saul    

Wow! Talk about tragic irony :(

263 days ago
75.

AdNANsKI    

Yo he was the main character in fast and FURIOS the main main character vin diesel to was the main character but he was more now no more fast and FURIOS he died he was passenger but his friend was driving his car exploded in new york in a tree he crashed I think next to a hotel I feel so sorry I miss him **** he is really good

263 days ago
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