Famous the world over for his role of an undercover cop, Brian O’Conner, Paul Walker’s death was confirmed on his official Facebook page a few minutes back. This is what the Facebook update read, “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.”
The accident took place in Santa Clarita, the third largest city of Los Angeles. The exact details of what caused the accident are yet to be analysed, but passer-by confirmed that the car went out of control and crashed into a light pole, causing a dangerous single car crash. Walker was reportedly an investor in the Always Evolving auto shop in Valencia, California and was in the area for a car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort, reveals Daily Mail. Kyle Cox managed to record a video, which you can watch below.
Currently working on the seventh edition of Fast and Furious, Paul Walker has been part of all the six editions of the franchise, except one- Tokyo Drift. He has also starred in many more movies. His last movie was Pawn Show Chronicles, a comedy drama featuring Paul with Matt Dillon and Brendon Fraser.
Bill Townsend, an entrepreneur who helped build several global companies, said, “I was with Paul today. He was surrounded by friends, talking about cars, seeing hundreds of gifts brought for kids to give out by charity. The news is terribly sad. The world lost an angel and Heaven gained one. I’m going to commit to helping ensure the Paul’s charity lives on and that his love of cars and people, especially children, will be remembered forever.”
The image below was shared by Paul Walker on his Facebook page yesterday, with the tag – The boys are back. Will you be ready? – #TeamPW #FastFridays
RIP Paul, you will be dearly missed by RushLane and it’s readers. Thank you for bringing street racing to life on screen. And we know that FnF will never be the same.
— Paul Walker (@RealPaulWalker) December 1, 2013