This is such sad news, according to several new reports Fast and the Furious actor and star Paul Walker died in a horrible car accident! The actor best known for his role in the “Fast and the Furious” movies died in a single-vehicle crash in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles.
This is a message from the actors 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
The identity of the second victim, a male, has not been released by authorities; but numerous reports have identified the driver as Roger Rodas, the owner of Walker’s auto-racing team, Always Evolving.
“Him and his buddy, his brother in arms at heart, just decided to joyride, take a spin,” Antonio Holmes, an onlooker at the event who identified himself as a friend of Walker’s, told the local Santa Clarita Valley Signal newspaper. “Something we all do. We’re all car enthusiasts. … We’re all here driving, enjoying each other, and God must’ve needed help.”
According to witnesses, the red Porsche Carrera GT carrying Walker and his friend lost control and slammed into a tree and then a light pole. Walker, an unapologetic car lover, had been participating in the “Winter Drive” for Reach Out Worldwide, a toy drive and car meet charity event for disadvantaged children. Walker was also involved in humanitarian efforts in Chile and Haiti after the devastating earthquakes in both countries.
“Speed was a factor in the solo vehicle collision,” the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said in a updated statement late Saturday.