(Santa Clarita, CA) Paul Walker died in a car crash Saturday afternoon.
According to a release issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a collision around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. They found the car fully engulfed in flames.
After Los Angeles County Fire crews extinguished the flames, they found two people in the car who were pronounced dead at the scene.
In a statement his representatives posted on his official Facebook page, 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”
Among other projects Walker is most known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the “Fast and Furious” movie franchise.
Below is what his reps posted on Facebook:
“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”
The cause of the collision is under investigation. The Coroner’s Office will determine the identities and the cause of death of the victims.