Actor Paul Walker, a star of the "Fast & Furious" movie franchise, died Saturday in a car accident, according to his official Facebook page and verified Twitter account.
"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 organization Reach Out Worldwide," according to a statement posted on his Facebook page.
"He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives," the statement said.
The website for the charity indicated there was an event in Southern California on Saturday to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Along with Vin Diesel, the 40-year-old Walker has been one of the stalwarts of the "Fast and Furious" movie series, characterized by its racing scenes and attractive cast.
The box-office success of the first film in 2001 fueled sequels. The series' sixth installment came out earlier this year, topping the Memorial Day weekend box office.
A seventh film is scheduled for release in 2014.
On his verified Twitter account, Walker described himself as "outdoorsman, ocean addict, adrenaline junkie ... and I do some acting on the side."
Walker also is the star of "Hours," an independent film scheduled to be released December 13 about a father struggling to keep his newborn infant alive in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. (CNN)
(A photo of the accident scene from TMZ’s report)
Video courtesy - TMZ
Video courtesy - CNN
Comments - 10
Sonali De Silva Sunday, 01 December 2013 06:04 AM
He was a passenger. Maybe if he was driving he would have not died. Wonder how they will finish F & F 7. May his soul rest in peace and his daughter will have the strength to go on.
Yuri Sunday, 01 December 2013 06:14 AM
mohamed asfar Monday, 02 December 2013 05:40 AM
rest in peace bro. surely i will miss your movies.
Suq Madique Sunday, 01 December 2013 06:59 AM
Ride In Peace Paul Walker! Gone too soon but thanks for the memories.
Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 01 December 2013 07:54 AM
Too Fast and Too Furious !
ANTON Sunday, 01 December 2013 04:33 AM
FAST AND FURIOUS DRIVING, MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.
Sheran Sunday, 01 December 2013 04:50 AM
We miss you......
Janaki Kalansuriya Sunday, 01 December 2013 05:33 AM
Why him and not our flying politico menaces, who fail us at every turn?
Samitha Silva Monday, 02 December 2013 04:43 AM
Sad to hear. Rest In Peace.
Haka Haka Monday, 02 December 2013 04:48 AM
Have they shown this movie yet in SL or do they still only show sinhala movies?????
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