SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2013— We are so heartbroken to report that actor Paul Walker has passed away. He was 40 years old.
Major news organizations such as USA Today and Fox News are reporting he was killed in a car accident in Southern California Saturday afternoon.
It’s been reported that Walker was a passenger in the car, and had been at an event for his charity, Reach Out Worldwide, which is a relief organization devoted to helping the lives of those impacted by catastrophic natural disasters.
Sheriff’s office reports say there was another person in the car, also deceased. As of December 1 the incident is still under investigation.
Here’s a recent post about the accident on CNN.
As of December 1, the Los Angeles Times is reporting that the “single-vehicle crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop. Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived to find a vehicle engulfed in flames. Two people in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.”
His official Facebook Page carried this sad 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.”
A Facebook user identified as Bill Townsend wrote this in the comments: “I was with Paul today. He was surrounded by friends, talking about cars, seeing hundreds of gifts brought for kids to give out by charity. The news is terribly sad. The world lost an angel and Heaven gained one. I’m going to commit to helping ensure the Paul’s charity lives on and that his love of cars and people, especially children, will be remembered forever.”
Paul of course is known for the Fast & Furious movies. He was also one of the fan picks to play Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, even though the role was not discussed with him.
Tributes on social media are pouring in with so many people who knew Paul remembering him as a down to earth guy who was successful and a hard worker, but not lost to the negative side of Hollywood.
His full name is Paul William Walker IV and he was born September, 12 1973 in Glendale, CA.
Sadly, he leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter, Meadow Walker. This article talks about Paul as a proud papa.
See more about his acting career on his IMDb page.
Here is his Bio:True Story page, which has been updated to reflect his passing.
For updates, follow his Facebook Page here.
This post is being updated as the story continues to unfold.
New details about the crash here: http://acharlotterose.com/2013/12/01/paul-walker-new-details-about-the-fiery-crash/