News: BREAKING: "Fast & Furious" Star Dead At 40, Ludacris, T.I. & 50 Cent React
Sunday, Dec 1, 2013 8:37AM
Movie star Paul Walker, most known for his lead role in the Fast & the Furious franchise, is dead at the age of 40 following a fatal car crash this weekend in California.
Details of the horrific Saturday (November 30) car wreck have started to scatter across the Internet.
Actor Paul Walker, who gained fame as an undercover detective in the hugely successful "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, was killed Saturday in a car accident in Valencia, his representatives confirmed. The single vehicle crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop. Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station and the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived to find a vehicle engulfed in flames. Two people in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. (Los Angeles Times)
The late actor was reportedly in town for a charity event.
Walker was in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles north of Los Angeles, for a charity event to benefit his organization Reach Out Worldwide when the fatal accident occurred. He entered showbiz when he was just a toddler, and his career took off when he landed a supporting role in 1999's "Varsity Blues." Walker is best known for his role in "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, which is on its seventh film. He leaves behind a daughter, Meadow, 15. (New York Daily News)
Fast and the Furious co-star Ludacris jumped onto his Instagram to pay homage.
"Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark, we were like brothers & our birthdays are only 1 day apart, now You will forever hold a place in all of our hearts @paulwalker legacy will live on forever. R.I.P.," he tweeted December 1. (Ludacris' Instagram)
G-Unit head 50 Cent also posted a photo of himself with Walker.
"RIP PAUL WALKER my prayers go out to his family and love ones God Bless #SMSaudio," 50 posted onto Instagram December 1. (50 Cent's Instagram)
Grand Hustle CEO T.I. paid his respect to Paul with a TwitPic.
"RIP Paul Walker http://twitpic.com/dn7i3w," Tip tweeted December 1. (T.I.'s Twitter)