Paul Walker Dead at 40

by HFPA December 4, 2013

In a sudden and unfortunate turn of events, Fast and the Furious actor Paul Walker died on Saturday, November 30, 2013.

The 40-year-old star was traveling home in a friend's vehicle after attending an event for his charity, Reach Out Worldwide, when the driver lost control and slammed into either a pole or a tree, causing the car to burst into flames.

A rep for the actor confirmed the news of Paul's death just an hour after the original story broke. His team later took to social media to address the situation with Mr. Walker's millions of fans.

"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"

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Paul Walker.