Actor Paul Walker Dies in Car Crash

Paul_walkerActor Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious) has died in a car accident, TMZ is reporting:

The accident happened in Santa Clarita — north of Los Angeles — and 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.

Several of our sources — some who are still at the scene of the accident — tell us Paul and another person in the car were killed. Law enforcement is still on the scene, and we're told the L.A. County Coroner's Office is on the way.

TMZ, which published a photo of a crash scene, reports that it's unknown at this point what caused the accident.

ABC News tweets: "@ABC News confirms "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker has died at the age of 40"

Variety has also confirmed the sad news.

Paul Walker's official Facebook page posted this message:

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