Hollywood heartthrob and star of the Fast & Furious movie franchise, Paul Walker died earlier today in a car crash. He was 40.
Rising to fame in the late 90s, Walker became known for his roles in teen movies, Varsity Blues, She's All That and The Skulls, but in 2001 the first installment of The Fast and the Furious series made him a household name.
After TMZ broke the story, Walker's team posted the following message on his official Facebook page:
"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"
During this extremely difficult time 106 & Park would like to send our condolences and prayers to the family, friends and loved ones of Paul Walker and the driver involved in the accident. Rest Peacefully, Paul.
Below is a clip of Paul Walker's Fast & Furious co-stars Tyrese and Ludacris on a recent visit to 106 & Park talking about the latest installment of the action series.