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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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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".

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