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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A rep for Paul Walker confirms to TMZ the actor died today in the crash after leaving a charity event.

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.@abc News confirms "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker has died at the age of 40

Read: Report: Fast and Furious star dies in car crash

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