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'Fast & Furious' actor Paul Walker dies in Calif. car crash

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, has died in a car crash north of Los Angeles. He was 40.

His publicist says Walker died Saturday afternoon.

A statement on the actor's Facebook page says he was a passenger in a friend's car, and that Walker was in the area to attend a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.

The statement says "We ... are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news."

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's department says deputies found a car engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision in the community of Valencia. Two people who were found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Santa Clarita Signal reports a red Porsche crashed into a light pole and tree and burst into flames.

Walker was working on "Fast & Furious 7" at the time of his death. He also starred in the suspense drama, "Hours," which is set for release this month.


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