Paul Walker died along with a passenger in a fiery car accident this afternoon at around 3:30 p.m.. He was driving his Porche GT when he lost control of it and crashed into a tree or a post, according to TMZ, which confirmed the tragedy with Walker’s rep. He was apparently giving test rides to people in his new car when the incident occurred. Industry sources verify that it is not a hoax, and a several more reliable news sources, including Variety, also confirm the death of Walker.
It has also been confirmed on Walker’s Facebook page.
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, best known for playing Brian O’Conner in the Fast and Furious franchise, leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter.