Actor Paul Walker, known for his role in the Fast & Furious movie series has died in a car accident.
He was 40.
The details of why the accident occurred are still unknown, however apparently Walker was a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT which lost control, hit a pole and then burst into flames.
A statement from Walker's management team confirmed the tragedy:
"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"
Universal studios also released this statement:
"All of us at Universal are heartbroken. Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the FAST AND FURIOUS films, and to countless fans. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul's family."
The driver of the car has been reported as Roger Rodas, the CEO of a garage called Always Evolving in Santa Clarita that Walker is associated with.