Paul Walker, a star of the Fast & Furious movie series, has died in a car crash north of Los Angeles.
Walker, 40, was the passenger in a friend’s car when it crashed on Saturday afternoon, a statement on the
actor’s Facebook page said. His publicist, Ame Van Iden, confirmed his death to the Associated Press.
The statement said Walker had been in the area to attend a charity event for his organisation Reach Out Worldwide.
“We … are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news,” the statement said.
The Los Angeles county sheriff’s department said deputies found a car engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of
a collision in the community of Valencia. Two people found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.
The Santa Clarita Signal reported that a
red Porsche crashed into a light pole and tree and burst into flames.
Walker had been working on Fast & Furious 7 at the time of his death. He also starred in the suspense drama Hours, to be released this month