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


  1. AmericanDreamer says

    Probably not the right time to bring this up but I was always surprised that Paul Walker’s career never got past that Fast and Furious Franchise.

    He was rolled out as America’s next great leading man but never lifted off and sunk back to comfortable territory with that car franchise

  2. SpaceCadet says

    I’ve never seen a Fast and Furious movie and really have no desire to but I did like the movie he was in with the psycho trucker.

    And obviously a tragic way to die and way too young.

  3. JohnAGJ says

    I never saw the Fast And Furious movies, I’m usually behind on many films, but I do remember him from Timeline. A beautiful man who was enjoyable in that film. I have no idea what kind of man he was in real life but I hope he had a good one. Sad to see someone die like that, especially leaving a child behind. RIP.

  4. Josh says

    Little Kiwi…your comment “Bit confusing. He has a normal name and he runs his own charity, but he also looks a little hispanic. Maybe just a bad pic?” what do you mean maybe a bad pic? you sound racist and immature. Your comment was very rude. You should embrace beauty and know that everyone is beautiful in their own way.

  5. Randal Oulton says

    I feel dumb saying this but I’ve never heard of him before till I saw this story in the Daily Mail today, and now i’m wondering if there is supposed to be a gay angle or something for towel road to have picked up the story.

  6. andrew says

    Why does Towleroad continue to allow people to post ignorant and sometimes hateful things under the name of folks they don’t agree with. You people see the Email addresses from which these comments come and know they are bogus, so why do you not put a stop to it?

  7. andrew says

    @NY2.0: We should ignore the Little Kiwi impersonator and also ignore the real Little Kiwi because about a half dozen posters on this site and that includes Kiwi and his enemies all play the game of posting ignorant and sometimes vile and hateful things in each others names. Towleroad, for some reason, does nothing to end this travesty.

  8. Gianfranco says

    LITTLE KIWI “normal name” is not how we refer to Anglo names here in America, Your comment was racist and your first comment was just insensitive and stupid.

  9. John says

    Just sad to see vile posts on here for someone who is a fan of his work. As far as i’m concerned PW had a very successful & varied movie output. Not all actors can be at the top but he has consistently been on screen. Eight Below,Running Scared & Into The Blue are my 3 faves. Yes he will be remembered for the F&F movies but his output was far greater. Over 30 films. Not a bad effort. His beautiful smile will be missed from the big screen.

  10. matt says

    Having driven a Carrera GT a handful of times I can see how someone who’s not the greatest driver could die in one. It’s not a car to be trifled with.

    Anyway, RIP.

  11. nikki says

    Randal oulton……I’m sure you such a ignorant ……you I’m sure are gay!!! stop pointing fingers if you don’t have something good to stay…, God does not sleep!

  12. says

    Rest in peace, Paul.

    I think the time is overdue for Andy to implement an established comment system so that people can only post under their reserved, registered user ID, and can’t just type any name at all or post anonymously.

  13. says

    I’m maybe the only person who remembers him as Diana Canova’s son on the sitcom “Throb.” I was just talking about that a couple of days ago on another site. He just looked like an ordinary little kid on the show, no sign of being the looker he became. Very sad news.

  14. anon says

    @LITTLE KIWI… your original comment about it being extra sad when “beautiful” people die was just as stupid as the racist comment you followed it up with.

  15. UFFDA says

    It’s nice to hear good things about Paul’s character as it adds much to his exceptional beauty. I see that he had a privileged life in Hollywood and am glad it was longer than James Dean’s. I’ll remember him.

    All this storm over Little Kiwi – it’s hilarious, his vile little essence is the perfect counterpoint to Mr. Walker’s loveliness.

  16. Jeremy says

    ANON= Troll…

    So thanks Anon, for helping the other Kiwi-Impostor-Troll stir the pot.

    Truth is, regular readers of this site know YOU are a moron. And a Troll. Did I say Troll? I did. You, Rick, Jason…whichever name you fancy yourself this AM.

    Take a hike, H8Ter. Losers should spend more time at Freepers. Or a NOM CONvention.

  17. Jeremy says

    The only ‘vile essence’ coming from this site is YOU, UFFDA. But just keep siitin in tht pile of ‘Dirt’ you made in your panties. H8Ters gotta H8te. How else are they gonna pay for their viagra and little miss pretties?

  18. LITTLEKIWI says

    I do not believe that it is ever possible to overestimate the propensity for stupidity, irrelevance, and outright boorishness of certain trolls at Towleroad. And if the shoe fits, girlfriend, then put it on! Bwaa-haa-haa-haa!

  19. Randal Oulton says

    Nikki said, “Randal oulton……I’m sure you such a ignorant ……you I’m sure are gay!!! stop pointing fingers if you don’t have something good to stay…, ”

    Nikki, you were in such a hurry to blast me that you didn’t even take the time to proof read your comment. If you had taken a second more in considering my initial post in this thread, you’d perhaps get that it was a non-malicious question. You totally misread it, Nikki, and you were wrong. I like to consider myself reasonably “au courant” on most pop culture things, but I honestly had never heard of him and so was honestly, meekly and sincerely trying to educate myself about the importance of him appearing in Towleroad. I don’t think one ever needs to apologize for that and I hope that honest, polite and respectful discussion is never shut down by appalling attacks such as the needless one you just made on me. You were in the wrong; maybe you will admit it.

  20. Fahd says

    Just devastated – I could watch Joy Ride on a continuous loop — if I were scheduled for execution and they asked which movie with a beautiful man would you like to see before you die, it would be Joy Ride because it stars the awesomely beautiful Paul Walker and you get to see his ass. His beauty was more than physical — it radiated from within.

    I have overcome every suicidal urge I have ever had,because there was always the tiny possibility that I might meet, hook-up with, sniff, interact with Paul Walker.

    Life was worth living because there was Paul Walker. There’s no one to replace him.

    I will go on, but wow I’m devastated.

  21. jamal49 says

    @LITTLE KIWI Are you for real? It is exceptionally tragic when anyone dies, particularly in such an unnecessary and violent way.

    R.I.P. Paul Walker. Condolences to your family and friends and to your fans everywhere.

  22. parkrunner says

    Years ago, my niece got an autograph from him while riding in an elevator. Everyone in the lift chuckled when she told him to make it out to “my daddy”. My brother was standing beside her and had to give it up. We teased him about his “bromo crush”. I knew I had to call my brother this morning. We’re all bummed.

  23. Johnathon says

    he was the best actor in my eyes and I always wanted to be like him. he was my role model. I know that he is in a better place now and that heaven has just received a new angel

  24. jarago says

    A handsome, talented actor -first notice him in “The Skulls”. Ironic that his life ended in a crash after surviving all those over the top “Fast and Furious” movies. May he rest in peace.

  25. homogenius says

    I thought he was a breathtaking young man in Pleasantville. However, I was thoroughly turned off when I read that he claimed his early experience as “an actor” came while he was a jobless surfer (redundant?) in Huntington Beach scamming tourists in the Disneyland parking lot panhandling claiming he was homeless and his wife and young child were starving.

    Perhaps he was doing good works with his charity. But earlier I found him personally disappointing.

  26. YSOSERIOUS says

    Back in the day, when the little movie She’s All That came out he appeared at the opening for the film at The KOIN Center cinemas (back when they still existed) here in Portland Oregon. We watched the film and after the lights came up, he was ushered up front where he held court for 25 minutes (they had to shush us out of the theater so the next showing could happen).

    He was the most average looking fellow in real life. Not ugly, but really unremarkable. I know (having been in the biz) how many ‘beautiful’ people are all lighting and makeup. This guy was definitely one of them.

    He filled out his clothes well enough, but most of our talk was folks trying to place him in the movies he’d already been in up to that point and nobody was very good at it. He felt he was much more of a character actor, not someone who was cast as the male lead.

    Very self-deprecating. Nice guy.

    Really sad about his death. Doesn’t sound like a nice way to go. He did a lot of good work with his celebrity. He’ll be missed.

  27. John says

    It seems that he died doing what he likes … driving fast. I am not being facetious, I do mean that.

    It is a tragedy for the families left behind, but I do not have a whole lot of sympathy for the individuals themselves.

    I have to wonder how many people were killed by kids going out speed-racing after watching one of the Fast & Furious movies? This includes the drivers/passengers as well as innocent by-standers on the side-walks or trying to cross the street, only to be run-down by out-of-control cars.

    Sorry if I am coming across as callous, but when one plays with fire, one should expect to get burned.

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