Oh man, what an incredibly sad bit of Saturday night news: actor Paul Walker of Fast and Furious fame died today in a car accident in California. He was 40 years old.
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.
Sources close to Paul tell us he was in Santa Clarita for a car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort, and had been taking friends out for rides in his new Porsche GT. The accident happened during one of those test spins.
Naturally, social media is being flooded with stories and remembrances of Walker right now. Key and Peele director Peter Atencio shared one I have little doubt is true.
And finally, this…
May he rest in peace.
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