Paul Walker, best known for his roles in the Fast & Furious films, has died in a fiery car crash. Walker, 40, was the passenger in a pal’s Porsche when the vehicle lost control, crashed into a tree and exploded in Santa Clarita, Calif., north of Los Angeles. Both the driver and Walker have been reported as dead. A message on Walker’s Facebook page confirmed the news late Saturday evening.
“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. He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. – #TeamPW”
Walker is survived by his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow.