Actor Paul Walker Dead at 40

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Paul Walker diesFast and the Furious actor Paul Walker, who got his start on television with stints on The Young and the Restless, Who’s the Boss and Highway to Heaven as well as the short-lived syndicated sitcom Throb, has died following a single car accident outside Los Angeles. He was 40.

Per TMZ, which first reported the news, the car carrying Walker slammed into a tree and burst into flames in Santa Clarita, Calif. The driver of the vehicle — Walker’s close friend and business partner Roger Rodas — also died.

The news was confirmed on the actor’s official Facebook page:

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


A string of supporting roles in films like Varsity Blues, She’s All That and Pleasantville led to his big break in 2001′s The Fast and the Furious. He appeared in four subsequent sequels and was currently filming Fast & Furious 7.

Walker’s latest pic, the Hurricane Katrina drama Hours, is due out Dec. 13.

He leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter, Meadow, with ex-girlfriend Rebecca McBrain.



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Comments (189)

  • So TMZ is a legit source now for deaths?…waiting for confirmation.

    Comment by Brie – November 30, 2013 06:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • TMZ’s broken almost all recent celebrity deaths and has only been wrong one time that I know of, when they said Lil Wayne was on the brink of death.

      Comment by Brian – November 30, 2013 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • They weren’t wrong. He DID nearly die. It was rather miraculous that he made it.

        Comment by S. – November 30, 2013 06:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • DO U MEAN HE’S STILL ALIVE

          Comment by JORDAN SMITH – February 23, 2014 07:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • yes Lil Wayne is still alive, it’s not hard to go verify that.

            Comment by vin b – February 24, 2014 12:21 AM PDT  
      • of coarse the paparazzi stalkers would know first.

        Comment by D – November 30, 2013 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It is all just B.S. !! If this were to be true there would already be photos on the scene posted . I mean everybody out there has a camera

      Comment by chris – November 30, 2013 07:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • There is a photo out already.

        Comment by cami – November 30, 2013 08:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You’re loss for brains. Several website display the accident scene. Let your fingers type a little more. East side condolences to all who loved & admired him.

        Comment by D. LA – November 30, 2013 09:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • There is a photo….he is really dead!

        Comment by Kym – November 30, 2013 11:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • shes just in denial guys

          Comment by nada – December 1, 2013 06:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • yes he is

          Comment by Ajay Kooner – December 1, 2013 06:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think Paul Walker should have joined the FREEMASON to stay a long life, if he was ILLUMINATI he will have seen what will happen already, most of the movie actors are freemasons and they are old and alive,, poor Paul,,he was a rich man and he should have known best, He will learn to correct his mistake in another world, Third eye, New world Order,,

        Comment by Sandra – December 17, 2013 01:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • You are a moron.

          I am a freemason and so is most of my family; there is no magical life extension, its just a religious order like any other.

          And the illuminati is a freaking fairytale, they arent real and even if they were they have nothing at all to do with freemasons.

          Take your conspiracy nutbag garbage and go away.

          Comment by Vin b – December 17, 2013 09:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s weird using TMZ as a source in this instance. I’ve yet to see any legitimate news outlets on this yet. I hope it’s not true, but if it’s not a hoax, this is a horrible horrible tragedy.

      Comment by Esaul – November 30, 2013 07:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They were the first to report the death of Michael Jackson and that was true. They may be distasteful, but they are pretty legit.

      Comment by Jj – November 30, 2013 07:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Paul Walkers PR team has officially come out with the news

      Comment by POP CUlture! – November 30, 2013 07:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They have his death already listed his on Wiki,sad :”(

      Comment by Lola Lakes – November 30, 2013 09:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, they actually are.. If you want to know something about an entertainer within the thirty mile zone of Hollywood, which is what TMZ stands for ( thirty mile zone ), go to TMZ.com.. They will not steer you wrong…

      Comment by John Sparling – December 1, 2013 03:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You will be missed paul walker god rest your soul.

      Comment by 4shezo – December 1, 2013 04:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no! Please be a hoax. Please be just another hoax.

    Comment by iMember – November 30, 2013 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Are we sure this is true. Seems to be debate about accuracy of the TMZ article.

    Comment by Alam – November 30, 2013 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought it was a hoax too, considering the fact that there was one about his death just yesterday, but a lot of major news sites are now reporting it. There is even a local newspaper from Santa Clarita, where the crash happened, that is reporting it. The NY Daily News is reporting it too. Most internet hoaxes don’t make it to real news outlets.

      Comment by ScifiGirl1986 – November 30, 2013 06:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • actually, several have… there are numerous examples of real news sites posting hoaxes as if it were real, only to find out later it was not…
        Not saying this isn’t real, I don’t know… but it is weird that this was going around that he died a few days or so ago, as well…

        Comment by Becca Rulo Shinkovich – November 30, 2013 06:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Seems like the lastest hoaxes are when something bad happens and then people go around trying to say it was a hoax, even writing up false statements from representatives and when people read it they assume it’s been proven untrue. Sorry guys, there’s ample evidence this is legitimate. The crash looks pretty bad. I hope they died instantly and not in the resulting fire. RIP Paul and his (for now unnamed) passenger. Doesn’t sound like that person was a celebrity but they deserve to be remembered too. How tragic.

        Comment by S. – November 30, 2013 07:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • if you look at all those sites – it says the source is tmz.

        Comment by Manda – November 30, 2013 07:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He didn’t die, this is yet another hoax

    Comment by D – November 30, 2013 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No, it’s not. It’s been confirmed on both his official Twitter feed and his Facebook page.

      Comment by Simon Jester – November 30, 2013 07:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Just read what you said there. Twitter and Facebook? Really, you are basing this off of that?

        Comment by Adam Bowen – November 30, 2013 08:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • His PR team control his official Twitter & Facebook. The backlash that would happen from them originating such a hoax are unimaginable.

          Comment by Kristen Christian (@coopkristen) – November 30, 2013 08:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • @Adam Bowen – Wow, you’re kind of a moron.

          Comment by Simon Jester – November 30, 2013 09:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It actually hasn’t been confirmed on his FB page. If you bring up his FB page- the ‘yeah he’s dead’ post is NOT there. It says its his official facebook page, but the actual post does not appear in his feed/timeline. I’d be curious to know what time his people said he wasn’t dead.

        Comment by MargretheTM – November 30, 2013 08:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • It’s on his Facebook page you idiot! And numerous news sources are reporting it (ABC, FOX, local news outlets)…

          Comment by Just Some Dude – November 30, 2013 08:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I’ve no idea what page you’re looking at because his official Twitter & Facebook have both confirmed his death.

          Comment by Kristen Christian (@coopkristen) – November 30, 2013 08:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hi I read everything and I only heared of my fav actor died today,I’m his biggest fan of fast and furious and now I heard of his death I really do not want to watch no 7 I have pics of the accident its very bad and dam I liked his car R.I.P Paul Walker and his friend I even own his first to fast to furious :’( and I wish it wasn’t real my heart is broken about it love you Paul Walker and I send my regaurds to his daughter,family and ex girlfrien and his friends mwah love ya and vin you are funny

      Comment by Krysten – November 30, 2013 10:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He did die

      Comment by Rama – December 1, 2013 01:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I can’t even imagine how sad your life is that you can’t respectfully let his death be reported without trying to cause confusion.

      Comment by Michelle – December 1, 2013 06:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve seen conflicting stories on it and none of them are from legit news sources. WHAT IS GOING ON?!

    Comment by Elyse – November 30, 2013 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No! This can’t be happening. Better be a hoax. Not believing TMZ as sourc! Waiting for conformation!

    Comment by Sarah-Ann – November 30, 2013 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s so ironic and tragic. RIP.

    Comment by richyrichoh – November 30, 2013 06:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TMZ doesn’t get this crap wrong.

    Comment by flutiefan – November 30, 2013 06:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Supposedly it is a hoax.

    Comment by Amanda – November 30, 2013 06:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The real hoax is calling his death a hoax. His PR team made an official announcement confirming his death on both his official Twitter & Facebook pages.

      Comment by Kristen Christian (@coopkristen) – November 30, 2013 09:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Well yes, with two hours of information after the other posters, of course you are correct. But you dont Need to come off so high and mighty and snarky about it.

        Consider when others post, when deciding how to respond.

        Comment by Ki lith – December 1, 2013 03:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really hope this is just a stupid prank. I’m shocked right now.

    Comment by Daniel – November 30, 2013 06:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ummmm, no.

    Comment by grayton – November 30, 2013 06:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Waiting for a source that is actually reputable. After the Lil Wayne incident earlier this year, TMZ lost what little credibility they had. Every article so far seems to be referencing TMZ as the source. As soon as Paul’s rep or the police confirms it, I’ll believe it.

    Comment by Ashley – November 30, 2013 06:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Apparently, there was a rumor yesterday that he passed away, but that was confirmed false this morning. However, this appears to be real.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/paul-walker-dies-crash-report-article-1.1533786

    Comment by ScifiGirl1986 – November 30, 2013 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t know if this is a hoax or not?

    Comment by Shelby – November 30, 2013 06:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He was on Throb? This is so sad, he was/is too young to be dead.

    Comment by Rachel Elisabeth Little – November 30, 2013 07:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well I hope it ain’t true! Dont like 2 hear that about nebody! Don’t ppl have a life of their on? Damn get off the internet &live!!!

    Comment by dudley boggs – November 30, 2013 07:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t think I ever saw any of his movies but hearing of his passing is incredibly sad. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

    Comment by Stacie – November 30, 2013 07:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Go see running scared, his very best performance

      Comment by Chris – December 1, 2013 04:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A rep for the actor confirms Paul died today in the crash after leaving a charity event. He’s dead. Those horrible accident photos aren’t made up.

    Comment by Ever – November 30, 2013 07:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If u don’t see it on cnn or TV period it’s not real

    Comment by doug – November 30, 2013 07:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “A source close to the actor confirmed the report of his death to Variety.”

    Incredibly sad. :-(

    Comment by jimbo – November 30, 2013 07:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ABC News confirmed it as well. :-(

      Comment by jimbo – November 30, 2013 07:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Official Facebook account confirms:

      “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.”

      Comment by jimbo – November 30, 2013 07:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Associated Press: “BREAKING: Publicist says ‘Fast & Furious’ actor Paul Walker dies in Calif. car crash”

      Comment by jimbo – November 30, 2013 07:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d like to know the truth & see photos or interviews! This is so WRONG if it is a hoax.

    Comment by Kimmy Sue – November 30, 2013 07:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Omg and I just end watched fast 6

    Comment by OLLX – November 30, 2013 07:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • paul walker is not dead.This is another Stupid HOAX. I work for the Police Department out here in Las Vegas. I checked the system at Downtown area command. He is alive and well.

    Comment by David Suarez – November 30, 2013 07:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Check his facebook page. There’s a statement there that he indeed died in the car crash. His friend was driving, both died in the crash.

      Comment by Sarah-Ann – November 30, 2013 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • But it didn’t happen in Vegas…

      Comment by Rebecca Parker – November 30, 2013 07:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • no, honey, he is not alive and well.

      Comment by flutiefan – November 30, 2013 07:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Bet you feel like a moron now

      Comment by Mark – November 30, 2013 08:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah & I work for the NSA and it’s true. God you trolls are so annoying.

      Comment by Just Some Dude – November 30, 2013 08:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope they honor his memory in the FF movies if they continue.

    Comment by D – November 30, 2013 07:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ok… if paul walker died this afternoon how come when you search his death in google and scroll down it shows on the dates that TMZ reported this 2 days ago…. hmmmmm interesting

    Comment by Steve – November 30, 2013 07:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There was a hoax last week that his reps just squashed this morning ,in the afternoon he was at a charity event and was killed in a car accident for real ,ironic but sadly true !!

      Comment by Shawn – November 30, 2013 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • His official website is not available and hasn’t been for over an hour now. There is no reason for his official site to be unavailable.

    Comment by Ann – November 30, 2013 07:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I saw an article on People. Com saying he was dead as well…

    Comment by Ellen – November 30, 2013 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • His reps squashed a dead hoax from last week this morning and in the afternoon he was actually in a car accident and really died ,how sad !! My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family !!

    Comment by Shawn – November 30, 2013 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If it isn’t real, eventually this will bore everyone and we will know one way or the other. I never met him. If I did, I don’t recall it. If he died, it’s a shame we lost someone willing to do silly things to entertain us. If not, he’s a jerk for not loudly stating that he is alive.

    Comment by Paul – November 30, 2013 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m sorry … but what? Why do you sound so annoyed by this news article? Like his death is some inconvenience to you? And how did he do “silly things to entertain us”. He was an actor, that was his job. He died in a freak car accident on the way to a charity event. At least he was using whatever star power he had for some good.

      Comment by me – November 30, 2013 07:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Well said.

        Comment by Lisa London – December 1, 2013 02:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I guess paul went too fast….and…furious…

    Comment by Justin Varieur – November 30, 2013 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Did you really need to be that person? Someone died.

      Comment by Amanda – November 30, 2013 07:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, it’s a bit too soon for THAT comment.

      Comment by Tarah Cavaco – November 30, 2013 07:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • For the most lame and obvious joke? It’s always too soon.

        Comment by Michelle – December 1, 2013 06:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • do you realize, paul was not the driver of the car. heartfelt sympathies to his daughter and his family and friends. just saw him this weekend on tv. what a shock and a waste of a great guy.

      Comment by rose amato – December 2, 2013 05:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Daily News (via TMZ) is reporting this as true with tweets from those who knew him confirming AND a photo of the crash.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/paul-walker-dies-crash-report-article-1.1533786

    Sad. May he RIP!

    Comment by Wendy – November 30, 2013 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s real. If you go on his fan site, it’s closed down.

    Comment by Sam – November 30, 2013 07:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • His Twitter page confirmed it 8 minutes ago along with his facebook page, its true

    Comment by Venessa Arthur – November 30, 2013 07:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nooooooooooooooooooo! Was still holding on to the idea it could be hoax!

    Comment by didi – November 30, 2013 07:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If it’s true, I’m saddened, Paul Walker, you definitely are a great actor. I’ve enjoyed all your movies, and saddened that people so young, die so tragically for no reason at all.

    Peace be with you, your family, friends, and all of your Beloved Fans,

    Rest In Peace,
    Paul Walker…..

    Comment by Jim – November 30, 2013 07:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is so sad. :(

    Comment by Adrienne – November 30, 2013 07:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To all those doubtful I just saw on the news on USA Today they confirmed it. And and seeing it on local TV news. So all u people who don’t believe there is the proof

    Comment by dave – November 30, 2013 07:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He was my favorite actor

    Comment by Jailinee – November 30, 2013 07:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • he is gone to the heavenly father

    Comment by amal – November 30, 2013 07:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Who Cares, I did not know him personally, nor never would of, he had a JOB as an actor, I grieve the people I know, not someone I don’t, it’s a waste of my time, if it was the other way around he would not be grieving over me!! he’s just a guy with a different JOB than me

    Comment by Prospector – November 30, 2013 07:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • News flash: People who *actually* don’t care don’t take the time to (1) click on headlines that don’t interest them and (2) post comments. I think it’s time to consider the possibility that you are, in fact, a douchebag.

      Comment by Simon Jester – November 30, 2013 07:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • real talk. prospector, show yourself out.

        Comment by Betsy – December 1, 2013 07:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You don’t care, yet you took the time to write this and post it??? Either you are just trying to get attention or you need professional help.

      Comment by Michael Bishop Emery – November 30, 2013 07:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Except there are people that knew him and are mourning him. You don’t have to grieve him but it’d be nice for you to have some empathy for his friends and family. This would require you to actually try and think of someone other than yourself, I know, it’s a toughie.

      Comment by Ashley – November 30, 2013 08:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Is it okay with you if other people choose to give respect to someone who’s died leaving behind a child? The first human reaction after hearing of a death, any untimely death is the sentiment being expressed here, not just by his fans but from people who grieve the loss of any person under such circumstance. That’s just the decent thing to do. If you really don’t care that is your prerogative but do the decent thing and keep to yourself what is obviously your attempt at wit from those who do.

      Comment by Scribe – November 30, 2013 11:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It is unfortunate that you’re so bitter. By your reasoning we should never, ever care about people we don’t know. We shouldn’t send food or aid or medical assistance to people who have suffered a tragedy. We don’t know them. We should step over the person who has fallen on the ice, after all, we don’t that know person. Why should I reach out a hand to help that person out? I can only hope you will get help to understand why you are so cold, it’s a sad way to live.

      Comment by WWP – December 1, 2013 10:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please can he not be dead I know it is a hoax.

    Comment by Doc – November 30, 2013 07:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You “know it’s a hoax”? Okay provide proof. I’m going with Paul Walker’s own PR team & the numerous news sources.

      Comment by Just Some Dude – November 30, 2013 08:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hey please I been trying to find out did he die wen the car crashed or did he die wen it went in flames did he burn alive??

        Comment by Magee – December 1, 2013 01:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really really hope this isn’t tru. I rlly hope he is alive n well. I always liked him as n actor

    Comment by Meredith – November 30, 2013 07:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • sad but true, he really did die http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Walker

    Comment by Christina B – November 30, 2013 08:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m a big fan of the Fast & Furious franchise but I’m deeply saddened about the death of Paul Walker. He was one of the most handsome teenage heartthrobs of his prime. Can’t wait for Fast 7 when it comes out in July 2014 but as of today, my thoughts and prayers goes out to his family, friends and his co-stars. Live fast and live furious forever. RIP Paul Walker :-(

    Comment by Tran 2.0 – November 30, 2013 08:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve always liked him a lot. He was very likeable – not to mention good-looking & I enjoyed him onscreen. He seemed to stay away from the craziness of Hollywood. Will miss him. RIP Paul Walker.

    Comment by Eliza – November 30, 2013 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s what happens when you live life 60 scones at a time

    Comment by 2fastand furious – November 30, 2013 08:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That sounds like fun. Where can i get 60 scones?

      Comment by Jj – November 30, 2013 08:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t know what to say, I’m too shock for words

    Comment by Guest – November 30, 2013 08:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • RIP Paul walker … prayers for your loved ones.

    Comment by freitas – November 30, 2013 08:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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