Just a day after a Fake Death Hoax, the Fast and Furious star Paul Walker died in a tragic fiery single-car accident and explosion on Saturday afternoon, November 30, 2013, at approximately 3:30 PM (PST) in Santa Clarita California. He was 40. The star's representatives and official Facebook page confirmed his death this evening.
The "Fast and the Furious" actor was a passenger in a friend's Porsche Carrera GT, identified as Roger Rodas and on his way back to Los Angeles from a charity car show. He was attending the Reach Out Worldwide raising funds for Philippines typhoon relief when the accident took place.
Shortly after leaving the charity event, the driver lost control and crashed into a light pole and tree near Rye Canyon Loop and Kelly Johnson Parkway.The car immediately exploded and burst into flames. Both were killed at the scene.
|Mystery: Investigators do not know what caused the driver of the vehicle to lose control and crash into a telegraph pole. Dan Watson, The Santa Clarita Valley Signal via AP|
|Crash site: Sheriff deputies work near the wreckage of the Porsche sports car that crashed into a pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia on Saturday. Dan Watson, The Santa Clarita Valley Signal via AP|
A longtime friend to Walker, Rodas helped to establish Reach Out Worldwide. He was the CEO of Always Evolving, a performance shop for high end vehicles owned by Walker, located in Valencia.
Walker and the cast of the Fast and Furious were in the middle of filming the seventh movie in their series which was announced for a 2014 debut. — a fact her eerily tweeted on Nov. 30.
Paul is survived by his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow who recently moved from Hawaii to California last year after living with her mother so that she could spend more time with her dad.
Born in Glendale, California, Paul Walker has been the face of Davidoff's Cool Water Fragrance Campaign for a few years running now. He begun to make mark in features in Hollywood in the late 90s films Pleasantville and Varsity Blues. Paul walker credits include Eight Below, Into the Blue, She's All That, The Skulls, and Takers. His best known starring as Brian O'Conner in The Fast and the Furious film series rose him into fame.
He was a highly sought-after leading man in action and indie dramas. Among his upcoming features awaiting release are Relativity Media’s “Brick Mansions” and “Vehicle 19.” “Hours,” a drama set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is due out Dec. 13 from Lionsgate’s Pantelion Films.
Celebrities who died in car crash
With his unfortunate and untimely death, Walker has joined a long list of celebrities killed in a car crash. Namely amongst the few are TLC, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, Jackass star Ryan Dunn, 1950s American sex symbol Jayne Mansfield, Actress and fashion icon Princess Grace Kelly, Princess of Wales Princess Diana and young Rebel Without a Cause star James Dean.
Paul Walker Cursed By Celebrities Death Hoax?
Ironically, just one day after his death had been falsely reported on the internet as part of a death hoax, the actor died in a fiery car crash.
Apparently, Walker's earlier reported demise which gained attraction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Paul Walker’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’ was a product of an internet hoax after MediaMass provided a full account of what they claimed then a made-up story of the Fast & Furious star's death.
A lot of stars have been a victim of fake death hoax and have been killed by the internet while they are still alive and kicking.
Some of the most memorable celebrity hoaxes include the rumour that Celine Dion died either in a car or a plane crash, Paul McCartney, Morgan Freeman, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Jackie Chan, George Clooney and Russel Crowe. Fortunately all are still very much alive.
Many of us has been trolled, fooled and damaged by these "jokes" and internet hoaxes but on this case of Paul Walker death, nobody's laughing right now.
I am still hoping that this is just another celebrities death-hoax but it is with a heavy heart that we must confirm Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident.