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'Fast And Furious' Actor Dies In Fiery Crash

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UPDATE: Walker's publicist released a statement about his death, and says "He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives."

Witnesses on the scene originally said they thought the car was Paul's but have since confirmed it was not.

The rep added that Paul was "attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide."

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KHQ.COM - Paul Walker's publicist confirmed to NBC News that the actor best known for starring in "The Fast and the Furious" movie franchise has died after a fiery crash in Valencia Saturday afternoon.

Deputies responded to the wreck about 3:30 p.m. in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

A vehicle engulfed in flames was found and extinguished by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Authorities found two people inside the vehicle after the fire was put out, officials said.

The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the collision is under investigation.

 

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