Film News: ‘Fast & Furious’ Star Paul Walker Dead at 40

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Paul Walker, star of the “Fast & Furious” movies, has passed away at the age of 40 after being involved in a fiery car crash, according to TMZ. Reports are vague but the actor reportedly died in a single-car crash in Southern California on Saturday afternoon when the Porsche he was driving in lost control and slammed into a tree.

Paul Walker broke through in the ’90s in “Varsity Blues” and “Pleasantville,” also appearing in “She’s All That” and “The Skulls,” but it was the “Fast & Furious” movies that made him a star, and the actor was set to appear in “Fast & Furious 7” next year. He was only 40.

Note: Apparently, there was a hoax going around that Mr. Walker was dead on Friday and then he actually passed away on Saturday, confirmed on his Facebook page:

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.

HollywoodChicago.com content director Brian Tallerico

By BRIAN TALLERICO
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brian@hollywoodchicago.com

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