Paul Walker is Dead From A Tragic Accident in California


The actor best known for his role in The Fast and Furious films will no longer race cars on screen. According to TMZ, Paul Walker has died in a single car crash on Saturday afternoon. (Walker's official Twitter and Facebook page confirmed the news Saturday.) The website reports that the 40-year-old actor died in Santa Clarita, Calif., in what appeared to be a fiery car crash and explosion. According to TMZ's sources, the actor and one other person were driving in a Porsche when the driver (unknown) lost control and crashed into a tree, a post, or some other object. The car subsequently burst into flames. A message on Walker's message read:

Universal, the studio behind the Fast and the Furious franchise, also released a statement about Walker's death:

Police and the L.A. County coroner's office are investigating the details of the accident.

One of Hollywood's most handsome men, Walker was best known for his six Fast and Furious films (for which a seventh film, Fast & Furious 7, was in production). He played Brian O'Conner, an LAPD officer who had a history of stealing cars. While the irony in Walker's apparent death is almost too ridiculous to believe, Hollywood and fans must cope with the fact that it's true.

Walker is survived by his daughter, Meadow, 15. We will update this page when further details are known. Bustle has not immediately heard back from Walker’s representation.