American actor, Paul Walker, famed for starring in 5 out of 6 of the Fast & Furious films, has been killed in a car crash north of Los Angeles. He was 40.
Walker was a passenger in a friend’s Porsche, when it crashed into a lamp post before being engulfed by flames, killing both men instantly.
Walker was attending a charity event at the time.
Images show the burned-out wreckage of a red Porsche at the side of the road.
Universal Pictures, makers of the Fast and the Furious franchise, issued the following statement, saying they were “heartbroken” by Walker’s death.
“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 & Furious films, and to countless fans. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul’s family.”