Paul Walker, of the “Fast and Furious” movie franchise staring opposite Vin Diesel, has died after a car crash in Los Angeles.
Actor Paul Walker, best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the popular “Fast & Furious” movies, died after a car accident in Southern California Saturday. He was 40 years old.
A representative for the actor confirmed his death in an e-mail to Fox News Saturday evening.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said that two people were killed in the accident, which took place at approximately 3:30 p.m. local time in Santa Clarita, Calif. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim has not been identified.
A statement on the actor’s official Facebook page said that Walker was a passenger in the car, and had been at a charity event for his organization, Reach Out Worldwide earlier in the day.
“We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news,” the statement read in part. “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.”