Saturday, November 30, 2013

Paul Walker Dies in Fiery Car Accident

Heartbreaking news out of Los Angeles. It sounds like the handsome actor was doing charity work for victims of the typhoon in the Philippines when he was involved in a fiery one-car crash. He's always been one of my favorites and seemed like a genuine person. He leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter named Meadow. Just tragic.

"Fast and Furious" movie star Paul Walker has reportedly died in a car accident Saturday afternoon in Southern California, reports TMZ. The accident occurred in Santa Clarita - outside of Los Angeles - when Walker's Porsche apparemtly lost control and crashed into a tree, TMZ reported. The car burst into flames and exploded, TMZ reported. Authorities are still investigating but TMZ reported Walker, 40, and another person in the vehicle died in the one-car accident. It is unclear who was driving at the time, TMZ reports. The actor has been taking people on test drives of the car at a car show to raise money for victims of the typhoon in the Philippines, TMZ reported.
The irony is palpable: Not only was he most famous for high-speed car movies, he was also the victim of a recent Internet hoax that he had died.

On Saturday (November 30) the actor's reps officially confirmed that Paul Walker is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said. Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved actor. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.
UPDATE: Sunday's New York Post:


mike said...

i'm getting post from friends that the news is real. just checked abc news and they confirmed he is dead. is he or is this another hoax?

Charles McPhate said...

Oh, wow. A friend and I were just talking about him last night while watching Eight Below. He's never been much of an actor, but I've always liked him. Shocking.

joel65913 said...

A handsome, handsome man but more importantly from what I've read a good man who was fiercely committed to reaching out to the less fortunate. It would be a tragedy no matter what but that makes it a more profound loss. A very sad event.