Gone too soon, actor Paul Walker has died in a car accident at the age of 40. LATF The Magazine had the honor to meet and interview the talented and giving star of “The Fast and the Furious” franchise. This is heartbreaking and a true tragedy. TMZ and social media confirmed that Walker and friend, Roger Rodas died in a car accident on Saturday afternoon in southern California.
The accident occurred in Santa Clarita — outside of Los Angeles — when Walker’s Porsche apparently lost control and crashed into a tree, TMZ reported. The car burst into flames and exploded.
Although he was best known for his work in “The Fast and the Furious,” Walker was a real humanitarian who gave all of his free time to helping people around the world through his foundation: Reach Out Worldwide.
The actor’s Facebook page reported: 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