Confirmed: Paul Walker dies at age 40 in car crash

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UPDATE: The news has been confirmed. Walker’s representatives have released the following statement:

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.

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There are some sad reports surfacing involving actor Paul Walker. According to a TMZ report, Walker died on Saturday in a fiery car crash. Walker was just 40 years old.

From the TMZ report:

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.

We’re told 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.

Here is a photo of the accident scene from TMZ’s report:

US Weekly is also reporting the news:

TMZ and US Weekly are the only sources currently reporting the death. No further details have emerged at this time and the story is still developing.

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