Life is very fragile and it is very sad to report that actor Paul Walker, 40, died yesterday afternoon in a car crash in Santa Clarita, CA.
Paul Walker was riding a shotgun in his friend’s Porsche Carrera GT, which hit a post and then burst into flamed. Both were killed at the scene.
On Walker’s official Facebook page is the following message:
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
The driver of the car was Roger Rodas, the CEO of Always Evolving, a car customization shop in Santa Clarita that is a business interest of Walker’s. Both Walker and Rodas had previously raced in the Pirelli World Challenge series.
Apparently the speed was the cause of this crash as you can see from the picture above. The Carrera GT looks almost like it was wrapped around the pole.
Walker had a high passion for cars not just on the big screen but in real life.
During his 27-year career he played in over 40 movies and TV shows. He is mostly known for The Fast and the Furious franchise of films playing Brian O’Connor.
Recently the seventh film was confirmed for release in 2014, but now the future of the franchise is unknown.
His good friend Vin Diesel posted the below picture and message on his Instagram: “Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace.”
Our condolences go out to Paul Walker’s family and friends, as well as those of driver Roger Rodas.
Carrera GT image via: news.com.au,