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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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76.

Thcdisc    

This just shows you how precious life is. Prayers go out to his family. Sad day

325 days ago
77.

Savvy-Stacy    

People are saying it's a hoax. He is too young to die! RIP Paul.

325 days ago
78.

Ricardo Oliveira    

Descansa em paz!

325 days ago
79.

antoinette merchant    

OMG SO SAD RIP MY PRAY TO THE FAMILY LOVE YOU

325 days ago
80.

Robo    

Paul William Walker IV . Just turned 40 on September 12. Born in Glendale, California. Net Worth lists his worth at $25 million. A model and also did The Young and The Restless soap. Also had roles in Pleasantville (1998), Into The Blue (2005), Eight Below (2006). Currently on the National Geographic series "Expedition Great White". RIP, Paul and unknown driver or passenger.

325 days ago
81.

Ashley     

i think this is fake .but I love paul walker i am huge fan of him

325 days ago
82.

drew    

R.I.P Paul

325 days ago
83.

debi jenkins    

I loved him in joyride so sorry to family and friends...what a loss hugs to all....RIP paul

325 days ago
84.

GLORIA MARTINEZ    

R.I P

325 days ago
85.

SillyPutty    

People keep pointing to that link saying it's a hoax but here's what the link says.
Paul Walker’s death in Valencia on Saturday November 30, 2013 has now been confirmed: the actor best known for his roles in The Fast and the Furious or Varsity Blues died at 40.

325 days ago
86.

Aisha     

His rep confirmed he is alive and well ... Boo tmz you are a whore ...

325 days ago
87.

Thatswh0reable    

There was a hoax earlier this week that he died and it was cleared up today that it was hoax, then he really dies. How weird is that?!?!?!?!

325 days ago
88.

Peter Gokey    

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

325 days ago
89.

elaine    

such a tragedy. he was very good in his movies. he will be greatly missed. rip paul.

325 days ago
90.

Hoax    

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

325 days ago
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