Saturday, 30 November 2013

Actor Paul Walker dies at 40 in tragic car accident


Woke up to this unbelievably sad news. Paul Walker, the actor who played undercover agent Brian O'Conner in the Fast & Furious movies, is dead. He was killed yesterday afternoon Saturday November 30th in a tragic car accident in California. He had been shooting another installment of the Fast & Furious franchise in Atlanta but returned home to California for thanksgiving when the accident occurred while on his way back from a charity event.


Paul Walker was a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT driven by his longtime friend, Roger Rodas, who lost control and crashed into a light pole and tree in the community of Valencia, north of Los Angeles. When police arrived at the scene of the accident, the car was in flames and the two men inside the car were declared dead at the scene. Paul was just 40.
"It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organisation Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives. We are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news." A statement on Paul's Facebook page said.
His co-star Vin Diesel said in a post on Instagram that he was speechless: "Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace."

See pics from the burned-out wreckage of the red Porsche by the side of the road after the cut...



Roger Rodas was helped to establish Paul Walker's charity Reach Out Worldwide. He was the CEO of Always Evolving, a performance shop for high end vehicles owned by Walker, located in Valencia.

Paul Walker is survived by a 15 year old daughter named Meadow. 

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