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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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121.

dlwilliams1117    

Who is the guy standing in front of the wreck

292 days ago
122.

rita    

roger roda was the other person in the crash with paul.

292 days ago
123.

zach    

oh no fast and stupid 7 I mean 8 not weight 9 Idiots

292 days ago
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bourbs    

People!!! It is on all the news sites. The news anchor on TV just announced it! He's gone! RIP

291 days ago
125.

Rem    

Wow no way. This is a really shocking news. I feel so bad , he was really a nice guy.
I dont understand why nice peole as him have to die and not others like Justin Bieber or Miley cyrus , we still need to bear with them. Not fair

291 days ago
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Dr.AsaDonBrown     

My thoughts and prayers are with his family. DrADB

291 days ago
127.

JiLL1    

Paul seems like a really good guy & what a cutie. RIP You'll be missed

291 days ago
128.

DJ1992    

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/30/showbiz/actor-paul-walker-dies/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Still think it's a hoax?

291 days ago
129.

colleen    

SOOOOOOO sad about Paul!! I live in Santa Clarita - if you know the roads here this would not happen!! RIP and sorry to say soooo senseless!!! Paul - you were the friend that was beyond ALL friend friendships!!!!! xoxoxo. Of course SO Sorry for the driver's life well as well - YET upset that it happened!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

291 days ago
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sarita    

Gone too soon RIP Paul. Condolences to family and friends.

291 days ago
131.

Angelque    

omg so sorry r.i.p will miss u very much

291 days ago
132.

jellyfish    

does anyone other than me see the irony here?

291 days ago
133.

Félix Silva    

R.I.P. Mr. Paul Walker.

291 days ago
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Aaliyahx3    

Soo sad :(( What a loss :( Can't belivie ,still shocked :/ He was such a good guy and a good actor :'( You'll be missed Paul .RIP 3

291 days ago
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Denise albino    

Am so sorry to hear of Paul Walkers death he will be missed

291 days ago
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