Update 10:30 PM EST:
Paul Walker’s reps confirmed on Twitter and Facebook that the actor did die in a car wreck Saturday. He was a passenger in a friend’s car.
It’s with a heavy heart that we must confirm Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident…MORE: https://t.co/9hDuJMH99M – #TeamPW
— Paul Walker (@RealPaulWalker) December 1, 2013
Update 10:10 PM EST:
The story of Paul Walker’s death was confirmed on Saturday evening from multiple sources, including ABC News, New Regency, and photographer Kevin Takumi, who posted a photo of the car wreck on his Twitter account.
It is with great sadness to report that @RealPaulWalker has passed away. We will miss you. #RIP
— New Regency (@NewRegency) December 1, 2013
Two people were killed in a fiery vehicle crash in Valencia on Saturday https://t.co/yR6Kp0OHVL – pic.twitter.com/uKtIwiYlIg
— KTLA (@KTLA) December 1, 2013
.@ABC News confirms “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker has died at the age of 40
— ABC News (@ABC) December 1, 2013
Friends confirm that it was Paul Walker that died in a wreck in Santa Clarita @myfoxla pic.twitter.com/FtCZP8b9TI
— Kevin Takumi (@KevinTakumi) December 1, 2013
Again, information is still coming in about the death of Paul Walker. We will have more information when it is available. The original story is below.
Paul Walker died in a car accident on Saturday, according to a report from TMZ. So far, the site is the only confirmation of the Fast and Furious actor’s death, causing many Twitter users to wonder whether the Walker death report is a hoax.
According to the gossip site, the accident happened in Santa Clarita, California, north of Los Angeles, when Paul Walker lost control of his Porsche and slammed into a post or tree. The car apparently burst into flames, killing Walker and another person in the car. Per the report, law enforcement responded to the scene and the LA County Coroner’s office was on the way.
Several other sites are running with the story as well, but all avenues point back to TMZ. Twitter users mostly accepted the news, though some called the news a hoax, wanting to wait for additional confirmation.
So sad to hear about Paul Walker. So young. Can’t believe it.
— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) December 1, 2013
Wait wait wait!!! PAUL WALKER DIED?! Omggggg
— Erin Patterson (@erinpepper) December 1, 2013
Did Paul Walker die? Someone please tell me it’s not true
— karla (@Coolstoryfriend) December 1, 2013
Conflicting info on whether Paul Walker report is true
— A. J. Delgado (@missADelgado) December 1, 2013
I’ve been Team Paul Walker for a long, long time. Fingers crossed for the guy.
— Devin Faraci (@devincf) December 1, 2013
Paul Walker aint dead, it’s a hoax. Stupid @TMZ for reporting it.
— Tegan (@VivaLaTegan) December 1, 2013
Some of you are saying the Paul Walker death story is a hoax. Hopefully it is. TMZ has been duped before. #Kimo
— Mike Chiappetta MMA (@MikeChiappetta) December 1, 2013
Paul Walker isn’t dead you idiots
— Chicago Darkskin (@charlie_chronic) December 1, 2013
I’ve never seen more confusion on Twitter than Paul Walker. Alot of “Hoax” status’ but TMZ don’t normally get it wrong.
— WrestlingNewsSource (@WNSource) December 1, 2013
If it’s a hoax, now would be a good time for Paul Walker to tweet something.However,the crash is true, doesn’t seem as if coroner has spoken
— Venusse Navid (@NavidSGVN) December 1, 2013
I swear if Paul walker died I’m never leaving my house
— Shay Bay (@shahed_alsaray) December 1, 2013
Considering that I have heard 3 different stories about the Paul Walker crash, I’m calling his death a hoax until proven otherwise.
— A L E X G U N T E R (@c0nduct0r) December 1, 2013
If proven true, the news of Paul Walker’s death is certainly tragic. This is a developing story, and we will update as more information is available.
[Image by Barbara Doduk]