A statement from his official Facebook page says Paul Walker was attending a charity event when the accident happened. Both he and his friend who was driving lost their lives.
The post reads:
“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.” – #TeamPW
His official Twitter account along with Deadline, Variety, ABC News and Sky News have also confirmed the tragic news.
Universal has issued this statement:
“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.”
Walker leaves behind a daughter. He will be missed. RIP