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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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91.

joshua    

http://en.mediamass.net/people/paul-walker/deathhoax.html
this says its fake....

236 days ago
92.

Dr. Fist    

RIP in peace race car guy.

236 days ago
93.

Dylan    

Looks like he was too fast too furious

236 days ago
94.

Bmac    

Does TMZ fact check at all? He's alive. His agents just confirmed he's alive.

236 days ago
95.

Shaun    

Its not real. Check wikipedia as well as other sources. Thanks for making my heart jump. I gre w up with their family.

236 days ago
96.

Christine Franco    

TMZ you failed again... his wikipedia says he died on November 31st...there is no November 31st... then there's also this: http://en.necropedia.org/obituary/Paul_Walker that says its a hoax.....and this, which is dated December 1st = hasn't even happened yet - http://en.mediamass.net/people/paul-walker/deathhoax.html

236 days ago
97.

ldstep    

My prayers go out to his family. Really going to be missed.

236 days ago
98.

Ryan    

Wow TMZ, you must get your news from Facebook or some ****. This was proved to be a hoax YESTERDAY.
"and according to multiple sources connected to Paul"....what sources? Morons.

236 days ago
99.

That Guy    

Hoax


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

236 days ago
100.

Ashley    

Stay class, TMZ. Keep reporting on deaths before family members are notified.

236 days ago
101.

Autumn    

Really TMZ? Nice job jerks. This is a hoax. http://en.mediamass.net/people/paul-walker/deathhoax.html

236 days ago
102.

Nena    

THIS IS FAKE!!!

236 days ago
103.

Moni1111    

HOAX!

236 days ago
104.

mzraerae    

then y is other websites calling this a hoax? i hope this isnt tru

236 days ago
105.

mary    

sad new!!why??he was so young!!r.i.p =(

236 days ago
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