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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."


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.

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.

Paul Walker amongst two 'killed in car crash'

Actor Paul Walker's Facebook page has been updated by his publicists, confirming his death earlier today.

According to the statement, it said:

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.

US news agencies report death of Paul Walker

US news agencies ABC News, TMZ and Variety are reporting the death of Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker. It is believed he died in a car crash north of Los Angeles earlier today.

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