TMZ is reporting that Paul Walker, the 40-year-old actor best known for starring in the Fast and the Furious franchise, has just died “after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California.”
According to multiple sources connected to Paul, the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree… and then the car burst into flames.
At this point, it’s unclear what caused the accident, or who was behind the wheel when it happened.
Sources close to Paul tell us he was in Santa Clarita for a car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort, and had been taking friends out for rides in his new Porsche GT. The accident happened during one of those test spins. [TMZ]
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