Actor Paul Walker is most recognizable for his role as Brian O’Connor in the Fast and Furious film franchise. Paul Walker got his start as a supporting actor in teen films such as Varsity Blues and Pleasantville. Walker would go onto a highly lucrative career appearing in six of the, so far, seven Fast and Furious films.
Walker was riding in the passenger seat of his friend’s porsche when the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree. The car exploded killing both individuals. Walker and his friend were returning from a charitable event for Reach Out Worldwide, in order to provide aid to the hurricane victims in the Philippines.
Walkers reps issued this 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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