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
According to witnesses, the red Porsche Carrera GT carrying Walker and his friend lost control and slammed into a tree and then a light pole.
Here’s a video from TMZ showing the scene after the crash:
The guy in video worried about the car blowing up and stayed away, which isn’t a bad idea but I was taught in a Fire Academy that cars don’t just blow up, and gasoline can’t simply explode. Cars exploding is very much a Hollywood thing. I believe Mythbusters have done something on the matter. It’s always better to be safe than sorry and call 9-1-1 which I’m sure they did.
I love the Fast and Furious movies. The movie series have never failed to provide me with entertainment. For that, to Paul Walker, I would like to say- Thank you. Thank you for making my life brighter through your work in entertainment. F&F won’t be the same with you.