Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker dies in California car crash
The red Porsche sports car crashed into a lamp post in Valencia, north of Los AngelesUS actor Paul Walker who starred in the Fast & Furious series of action films has been killed in a car crash in California, his publicist says.
A statement on his Facebook page said Walker, 40, had been a passenger in a friend's car which crashed north of Los Angeles.
He was said to be attending a charity event at the time.
He starred in The Fast and The Furious in 2001 and featured in the sixth film in the franchise which opened in May.
Walker also starred in the suspense drama Hours, a movie that is set for release this month.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's department said the crash happened in the community of Valencia.
Paul Walker had been working on Fast & Furious 7
The car burst into flames after the crashIt said deputies found a car engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision. Two people who were found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.
Images showed the burned out wreckage of a red Porsche sports car by the side of the road.
"We... are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news,'' the statement on Walker's Facebook page said.
A statement from Universal Pictures said: "All of us at Universal are heartbroken.
"Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the Fast and Furious films, and to countless fans.
"We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul's family."http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25173331
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