30 November 2013 6:50 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paul Walker, star of Universal Pictures’ “Fast and the Furious” movie franchise, died Saturday following a single-car accident in Valencia, Calif., Variety has confirmed. He was 40.

Walker’s official Twitter and Facebook pages confirmed the death as well. Walker’s death was first reported by TMZ.

According to Walker’s official Facebook page, he was the passenger in a car driven by a friend following a charity event.

A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department could not confirm the identities of the two victims nor confirm the cause of the accident.

Authorities said they responded to the crash at about 3:30 p.m. Pt in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop and found the car engulfed in flames. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The sheriff’s department said the L.A. County Coroner’s Office would determine the victims’ identities and cause of death.

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