Paul Walker has died at the age of 40. The Fast and the Furious franchise star was killed in single-car accident in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Saturday.
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The actor's camp has confirmed the horrible events of today.
New Regency, the studio behind Fast & Furious, Tweeted: “It is with great sadness to report that @RealPaulWalker has passed away. We will miss you. #RIP”
Walker‘s rep confirmed the tragedy in a statement, writing:
“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.”
The Glendale, Calif., native broke out in the 1990s with Pleasantville, Varsity Blues, She's All That and The Skulls before 2001's The Fast and the Furious.
He most recently reprised his role as Brian O'Conner in the hit franchise in Fast & Furious 6 in 2013, and was most recently seen in the film Hours.
Fast & Furious 7 was/is scheduled for a 2014 premiere.