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Published On: Sun, Dec 1st, 2013

Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel offer support as ‘Fast & Furious’ star Paul Walker dies in car accident

Fast & Furious star Paul Walker died on Saturday in a car crash in Southern California, his publicist said.

Walker, age 40, who was in five of the six films about illegal street racing and heists, was a passenger in a friend’s car and was attending a charity event, according to a message linked to his Twitter account.

fast-and-furious-6-paul-walker-vin-diesel“Sadly, I must confirm that Paul did pass away this afternoon in a car accident,” Ame Van Iden, Walker’s publicist, said in an email.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that two people were killed in a car accident in Valencia, California Saturday afternoon.

Co-star Vin Diesel’s Facebook page directed fans to “Please show your condolences by posting on our wall “R.I.P Paul Walker”
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted support for the family.

“All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength.. in his light. Love you brother.”

Director James Wan’s last tweet echoes the pain felt by those who knew the actor: “I am so beyond heartbroken right now. I can’t process anything.”

Walker starred alongside both actors in next summer’s Fast & Furious 7, which arrives in theaters on July 11, 2014.

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