Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker dies

2013-12-01 07:12
 
Paul Walker
Los Angeles - Paul Walker, one of the stars of the popular Fast and Furious fast-car action movies, died in an auto crash on Saturday, his publicists said on his social media accounts.

"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 organisation Reach Out Worldwide," read the posting on the actor's Facebook account.

"He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives."

The publicists, who described themselves as Team PW, wrote that they were "stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news".

A similar message was posted on Twitter.

Walker, 40, was best known for his role as undercover agent Brian O'Connor in the Fast and Furious movies.

He appeared in all but one of the six movies in the series, and was one of the leading protagonists along with Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez.

Walker died in Los Angeles county when the car he was travelling in slammed into a tree and caught fire, US media reported.

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