Paul Walker tragically died in a car crash early Saturday in Santa Clarita, California. Early reports say Walker was a passenger of a red Poshe Carrera while Roger Rodas, one of Walker’s close friends, was driving the car when it was involved in an accident. Police confirmed both Walker and Rodas died at the scene of the accident. Walker was only forty years old.
It was reported that earlier in the day Walker was attending an event for his personal charity, Reach Out Worldwide, which helps individuals after major natural disasters, more specifically Typhon Haiyan. The accident occurred roughly only three three blocks away from the charity event. Speed was confirmed as a factor of causing the crash.
Crews arrived within minutes to find the vehicle on fire. Reports say that the car crashed into a light pole on the side of the road and by the time crews were able to put out the flames, they pronounced both individuals deceased. The cause of death is not yet known.
There was a lot of confusion from the original reports of the accident; with TMZ and other tabloid news stations reporting the incident early in the afternoon. Saturday evening around 7:15 PM, Walker’s publicists released official statements about Walker’s death on Facebook and Twitter. One specific tweet has already been retweeted 292,000 times by fans and other prominent actors and actresses.
Walker described himself as an “outdoorsman, ocean addict, adrenaline junkie” who always loved adventures and living life. Originally he was made famous portraying the role of Brian Spilner/O’Conner in the wildly popular Fast and Furious movies amongst many other popular roles. The last of which included the final movie of the Fast and Furious.
Walker was residing in California where he loved to surf and study different parts of the aquatic wildlife. He has tragically left behind a four-year-old daughter, Meadow; as well as four dogs.
Rodas was a longtime friend of Walker’s who contributed funds, as well as time to help with Walker’s charitable endevours. He was the CEO of Always Evolving, a performance shop for high end vehicles owned by Walker, located in Valencia.
Fans and friends of Walker mourn his loss and recognize his contributions to the film industry. There is no doubt Walker will be missed.
Christensen & Hymas sends its condolences to the Walker family and encourages all individuals to drive safe.