Actor Paul Walker, a star of the “Fast & Furious” movie franchise, died Saturday in a car accident, according to his official Facebook page and verified Twitter account.
“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,” according to a statement posted on his Facebook page.
“He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives,” the statement said.
The website for the charity indicated there was an event in Southern California on Saturday to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
The accident occurred in Santa Clarita — outside of Los Angeles — when Walker’s Porsche apparently lost control and crashed into a tree, TMZ reported. The car burst into flames and exploded.
Th following photo is Paul Walker’s Porsche after the accident.