TMZ is reporting that actor Paul Walker, 40, best known for playing Brian O’Connor in the Fast and Furious films, died in a fiery car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif. earlier today. Their sources say he was there for a car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort when the driver of his Porsche GT somehow lost control, causing the car to slam into a tree and burst into flames. Both Walker and the still unnamed passenger were killed. The story is still developing, and has yet to be confirmed.
UPDATE: SOURCES CONFIRMING THE NEWS BELOW:
— Devin Faraci (@devincf) December 1, 2013
— audel del toro (@Audel_DelToro) December 1, 2013
— New Regency (@NewRegency) December 1, 2013
Just confirmed with his rep … it’s def not a hoax.
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) December 1, 2013