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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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106.

mary    

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

145 days ago
107.

hendrikjames    

Paul Walker is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved actor. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe. LOL From : YOMENMEDIA ^.^Y

145 days ago
108.

Chris    

Not True!

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

145 days ago
109.

sara    

you guys need to do your research before posting false death reports. here is the link, stating this is a hoax. http://en.mediamass.net/people/paul-walker/deathhoax.html

145 days ago
110.

LOVELIFE    

MAY GOD BLESS YOU.........PRAYS TO HIS FAMILY

145 days ago
111.

bourbs    

Shook me to hear this. He was too young. RIP xx

145 days ago
112.

christine villasenor    

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

HOAXXX?????!?!?!?!?

145 days ago
113.

keepinitrealincali    

Life is precious folks. Never take it for granted. Time is not promised to us. So sad. RIP Paul and his friend-- my condolences the families.

145 days ago
114.

roz    

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

It's a hoax.

145 days ago
115.

Deedee    

Oh nooooooooooooo!

145 days ago
116.

Solome Barton    

Rest in peace Paul Walker. Gone too soon.

145 days ago
117.

Andrew Berry    

Rest in peace, Paul. You were great in the Fast & the Furious movies.

145 days ago
118.

Jack    

I am not sure which is more sad. Paul Walker dying or the way in which this site acts like Obama's site healthcare.org under a few more users than normal.

145 days ago
119.

Ely Caceres    

Terrible noticia, gran perdida una persona admirable.Constitucion de Chile tiene mucho q agradecerle ya q nos ayudo ante el suceso q nos marco como pais despues del 27 F

145 days ago
120.

george montalban    

RIP Pual, from the people of philipppines we know that philipines is the 1 of the reason why this happened

145 days ago
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