Paul Walker, the actor famous for portraying Brian O’Conner in The Fast and Furious movie franchise, is being reported as dead by TMZ. The tabloid reports that Walker, 40, died instantly in a fiery car crash Saturday afternoon in Southern California. The actor was a passenger in a friend’s car when the vehicle lost control and slammed into a tree and burst into flames.
BREAKING: Paul Walker’s official Facebook page confirms the actor’s death. Read the official statement below.
New Regency, the movie studio behind the Fast and Furious franchise, also confirms the report and shares condolences:
It is with great sadness to report that @RealPaulWalker has passed away. We will miss you. #RIP
— New Regency (@NewRegency) December 1, 2013
TMZ is publishing the photo below as an official photo from the scene of the accident:
Image via Wikimedia Commons