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Actor Paul Walker dies ironically

Posted by wlpo on December 1, 2013

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) – Paul Walker, the star of the “Fast & Furious” movie series, has died in a car crash north of Los Angeles. He was 40.
 
     His publicist says Walker died Saturday afternoon.
 
     A statement on the actor’s Facebook page says he was a passenger in a friend’s car, and that Walker was in the area to attend a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.
 
     The statement says “We … are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news.”
 
     The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department says deputies found a car engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision in the community of Valencia. Two people who were found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.
 
     The Santa Clarita Signal reports a red Porsche crashed into a light pole and tree and burst into flames.
 
     Walker was working on “Fast & Furious 7” at the time of his death. He also starred in the suspense drama, “Hours,” which is set for release this month.

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