PAUL WALKER

‘Fast and Furious’ star Walker killed in car crash

ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 12/01/2013 11:26 AM | Updated as of 12/01/2013 3:47 PM

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) American actor Paul Walker, best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, died in a car crash in Southern California on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). He was 40.

Walker’s representatives confirmed the news on his social media accounts.“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,” his representatives said in a statement posted on his official Facebook account.

“He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives.”Celebrity website TMZ first reported that Walker and another person was killed after the Porsche GT they were riding lost control and slammed into either a tree or a post, and subsequently burst into flames and exploded.

The accident occurred in Santa Clarita, outside of Los Angeles, California.

Sources told TMZ that Walker was in Santa Clarita for a car show meant to raise funds for the relief efforts for the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) in the Philippines.

Earlier this week, members of the “Fast and the Furious” cast, including Walker, reached out to their fans in an effort to raise awareness of as well as assistance for the victims of “Yolanda” in the Philippines.It was Walker who spoke on behalf of the group.

“The needs are gonna be extensive for a long period of time. So basically, we are reaching out to the fans. We love Manila — we were there last year, they received us with open arms. We love the Philippines,” Walker in the video.

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/entertainment/12/01/13/fast-and-furious-star-walker-killed-car-crash

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Actor Paul Walker Killed in Car Crash on the Way to Typhoon Yolanda Fund Raiser

BY KICKER DAILY NEWS – NOVEMBER 30, 2013

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Actor Paul Walker, known for his role in the hit movie The Fast and The Furious, was killed in a fiery car crash in California, this according to media reports.

Reports say the 40-year-old actor was in a Porsche sports car with another person when the driver lost control and hit a post in Santa Clarita, California, killing both occupants.

Walker was attending a car show in the city to raise money for people affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) which hit The Philippines last month.

Film studio New Regency, which released the Fast and The Furious movies, tweeted that it was greatly saddened by the actor’s death.

In his official Facebook page, his Admins posted the following:“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”US media outlets CNN and Los Angeles Times have confirmed the report.

http://kickerdaily.com/actor-paul-walker-killed-in-car-crash-on-the-way-to-typhoon-yolanda-fund-raiser/

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http://www.tmz.com/2013/11/30/paul-walker-dead-dies-car-accident-fatal-fire-crash/

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This photo was taken just moments before the fatal car crash.

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