TMZ is reporting that Paul Walker, the star of the Fast and the Furious franchise, was killed in a car accident and explosion in Santa Clarita, CA today.
The driver of the vehicle lost control while after a fundraiser, and caused the car to hit a tree, and subsequently explode killing both on the scene.
"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," was posted on the film stars Facebook account.