Paul’s other credits include “She’s All That” and Varsity Blues”
It’s with the heaviest heart I’m reporting that Paul Walker, 40, star of the Fast and the Furious, has tragically died in a car accident. The car he was in crashed and exploded in Santa Clarita, California at around 3:30 p.m.
According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials on Sunday sought to sort out the circumstances of a fiery crash in Santa Clarita that left “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker and another man dead. Walker was apparently the passenger in a red Porsche that crashed Saturday afternoon, soon after the actor attended a charity event. Sheriff’s officials said speed may have been a factor in the crash, which took place on a normally quiet street with a 45 mph speed limit. The Porsche was badly burned and mangled.
Witnesses said the car was fully engulfed in fire. “When I went out there, it was just smoke. Just black smoke. I thought it was a brush fire,” Alyssa Yorton told the Los Angeles Daily News. “It was engulfed in flames. There was nothing. They were trapped,” Antonio Holmes, who said he was a friend of Walker’s, told the Santa Clarita Valley Signal. He added the actor had been at a charity event earlier in the day. Holmes said the Porsche appeared to hit a tree and then slam into a light standard. KTLA News reported that debris from the crash shattered a window in a nearby building. The single-vehicle crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop.
Paul Walker truly shot to fame in the late 90’s with scene stealing roles in the teen flicks “She’s All That”, “Varsity Blues” and “Pleasantville”, but actually got his start in Soap Operas back in the early 90’s on the popular CBS soap “The Young And The Restless”. Known for his dashing good looks and bad boy persona, he took both of those qualities and amplified them by turning the “Fast & The Furious” movies into a multi-billion dollar franchise along long time costars Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson to name a few.