This evening there has been a developing story that at its core in heartbreaking! Paul Walker, most known for his roles in The Fast and the The Furious motion picture franchise, died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California!
According to TMZ: “The accident happened in Santa Clarita — north of Los Angeles — and according to multiple sources connected to Paul … the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree … and then the car burst into flames.”
Paul’s rep released a statement about his death relating: “Paul was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives.” Witnesses on the scene said the car was Paul’s … but also said he was in the passenger seat. The rep added that Paul was “attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.”
On Walker’s official Facebook Page: there was this statement; “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.”
As to Walker’s soap opera connection, early in his career he appeared on The Young and the Restless! Paul portrayed the role of Brandon Collins back in the early 90′s on the CBS soap opera. The character of Brandon even dated Victoria Newman (Heather Tom)! Watch a scene from Y&R featuring Walker after the jump! Then, share your thoughts on this tragedy and his passing.