Sister: Actor 'wasn't drag racing'

Sister of the Fast and Furious star Paul Walker has denied that he was drag racing when his friend lost control of the Porsche the pair were in. Police have said speed is believed to have been a contributing factor to their deaths.

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Paul Walker's sister denies he died while drag racing

The sister of Hollywood actor Paul Walker has denied that he died while drag racing, the Daily Mail reports.

Paul Walker was killed in a car crash on Saturday. Credit: PA

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Ashlie Walker, 37, told the paper that The Fast and the Furious star and his friend Roger Rodas, who was driving the Porsche they crashed in, were not involved in a speeding competition.

She said: "They were absolutely not racing, that's a complete lie. It hurts us when we hear these lies and it makes our grief worse and more painful.

"These are irresponsible allegations and people are trying to make out speed and racing was the reason for his death when it was just a terrible accident."

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Speed a 'factor' in crash that killed Paul Walker: Reports

Speed is believed to have been a contributing factor in a single-car accident which is believed to have claimed the life of Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker.

Authorities are yet to formally identify the victims, but said speed was a factor in the crash, according to NBC News. The exact cause is still under investigation.

“We don’t know much about the cause of the collision other than that we know speed was at least a contributing factor,” Sergeant Brian Allen of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station told local media.

Fans have paid their respects at the site of the collision, after Walker's passing was confirmed on the actor's Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Flowers and movies left by fans at the scene of the car crash where actor Paul Walker was killed.
Flowers and movies left by fans at the scene of the car crash where actor Paul Walker was killed. Credit: REUTERS/Phil McCarten
Fans gather at the scene of a fiery crash that killed Hollywood actor Paul Walker.
Fans gather at the scene of a fiery crash that killed Hollywood actor Paul Walker. Credit: REUTERS/Phil McCarten

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Red Porche exploded into flames after crash

Actor Paul Walker died in a car crash after his friend lost control of a Porsche GT the pair were test driving, the Daily Mail reports. The car smashed into a pole and a tree before exploding according to witnesses. Photographs show the burnt out shell of the car.

A passerby posted footage of the aftermath of the accident, which occurred in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles.

Actor Vin Diesel pays tribute to his 'brother' Paul Walker

Actor Vin Diesel poses with his co-star Paul Walker Credit: Instagram/therealvindiesel

The actor Vin Diesel has paid tribute to his Fast and the Furious co-star Paul Walker who has died in a car crash in California.

He posted a picture of the pair on his Instagram account with the caption: "Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in peace."

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Paul Walker 'knew there was more to life and lived it'

Rapper Ludacris, and Hollywood actors James Franco and Ryan Phillippe have taken to Twitter, as tributes pour in for Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker, who was reported to have died today.

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Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark,… http://t.co/nUiPPIU9Bb

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Paul was a good dude. Conscientious & not caught up in Hollywood. He knew there was more to life & lived like it. Nice to know you brotha.

Universal Pictures 'heartbroken' over Paul Walker death

Universal Pictures, the studio behind the Fast and the Furious film franchise, has said they are "heartbroken" over the death of one of its star.

Paul Walker is reported to have died in a car crash north of Los Angeles earlier today, his publicist confirmed.

Universal Pictures 'heartbroken' over Paul Walker death Credit: Anthony Harvey/PA

In a statement, the studio said: "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 and Furious films, and to countless fans.

"We send our deepest condolences to Paul's family".

Stars take to Twitter to pay tribute to Paul Walker

Singer Alexandra Burke and US rapper 50 Cent are among many stars to have taken to Twitter to pay their condolences to actor Paul Walker, after his publicist confirmed the 40-year-old had died in a car crash today.

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RIP PAUL WALKER my prayers go out to his family and love ones God Bless #SMSaudio http://t.co/O8JgHbl7iu

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So so sad. RIP Paul Walker... Such a talented and Blessed individual.. keeping Paul and his family in my prayers... :( so sad.

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