There’s sad news to report this Thanksgiving weekend as it’s been confirmed that actor Paul Walker has died in a car crash. According to NBC news, the 40-year-old was involved in a single-car crash in California this afternoon.
According to TMZ, the actor and his friend were in a Porsche when the driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into either a post or a tree and then the car burst into flames.Walker was a passenger and was attending a charity event for his organization, Reach Out Worldwide. Both Walker and his friend were killed.
Walker’s representative, Ame Van Iden, confirmed the sad news in a statement, saying:
“Sadly I must confirm that Paul did pass away this afternoon.”
Walker and his ex-girlfriend Rebecca have a daughter, Meadow, who just turned 15 November 4. Walker was set to star in the seventh installment of “Fast and Furious” due out in 2014. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.