Hollywood actor Paul Walker, popularly known for his role as Brian O'Conner in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, died in a car crash in Los Angeles on Saturday.
The 40-year-old actor was sitting in the passenger seat of Porsche GT, when his friend at the driving seat lost control of the vehicle, which collided with a telegraph pole in Santa Clarita at 3:30pm (local time).
Walker's Twitter handle broke the tragic news with a post: "It's with a heavy heart that we must confirm Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident."
Paul William Walker was on his way to a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide when he passed away in the tragic car accident. "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. - #TeamPW," said on Facebook
Walker was currently filming the seventh installment of "Fast and Furious" with British action star Jason Statham and actor Vin Diesel.
Two days back, Walker had given an interview regarding the film to an entertainment website.
He spoke about his relationship with co-star Vin Diesel, "Vin and I are so east-coast-meets-west-coast and we have different approaches to life. We found a respect for one another but we were such opposite ends of the spectrum. I don't know if we necessarily found a stride together because there are certain days I still want to crack him in the head. But he looks at me and there are days he wants to crack me in the head too. Then there are times he'll look at me and say, 'Man, I wish I could be more like you', and I'm like, 'I wish I could be more like you'," he told the website.
However, MediaMass.net reported that Walker has been a victim of a hoax. "He's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet," a representative for the actor told the website.
Hollywood celebrities bid goodbye to the actor on Twitter
James Wan, director of "Fast &Furious 7": "I am so beyond heartbroken right now. I can't process anything."
Dwayne Johnson, co-star of Walker in "Fast & Furious 7" : "All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength.. in his light. Love you brother."
Michael B. Jordan: "Man life is so short. People you care about can be here one min and gone the next Don't take life for granted RIP Paul Walker."
Justin Bieber: "RIP Paul Walker"
Tyson Beckford, Walker's "Into the Blue" co-star: RIP Paul Walker,will miss you! #IntotheBlue."
Miley Ray Cyrus: "im really sad about Paul Walker :("
Kat Dennings: "Paul Walker???? Oh my god. This is heartbreaking"
James Franco: "#paulwalker - much love to paul walker. So sad. He gave a lot of joy."
Ariana Grande: "What a tragedy. Cherish every moment with your friends, family & loved ones. You never know what could happen. Heartbreaking #RIPPaulWalker"
Dominic Monaghan: ".@RealPaulWalker awful news. Paul was a lovely guy. Handsome as all hell and funny and cool to boot. Terrible news. My condolences."
Kevin Zegers: "Thoughts and prayers to Paul Walkers family and friends. Especially his young daughter."
Emmanuelle Chriqui: "Such a heavy heart about Paul Walker...my condolences to all his his family and friends. I heard from many what a beautiful soul he was:("
Scott Porter: "Immensely saddened by the loss of Paul Walker. An incredibly gentle and generous soul. Be safe out there folks. #RIPPaulWalker"
Kevin Hart: "I'm a devastated right now. My prayers & condolences go out to Paul Walkers family & friends. He was a amazing talent & will truly b missed"
Anne V: "What an unbelievably sad news. #RIPPaulWalker. My thoughts and prayers go to your loves ones."
Jenna Ushkowitz: "My thoughts and love go out to Paul's friends and family."
Kevin McHale: "So sad to hear about Paul Walker. So young. Can't believe it."
Chris Daughtry: "So I'm on a flight and just see that Paul Walker died in a car crash...so very sad! Wow! Stunned"
Lance Bass: "So so sad about Paul Walker : ("
Mario Lopez: "RIP Paul Walker.. Eerie that the star of The Fast & The Furious died in a car accident.. God Bless his daughter."
Nolan Gerard Funk: "Shivers. Rest in peace, Paul Walker."
Tyler Shields: "Paul Walker was such a nice guy so sad he died but at least he died doing what he loved and he went out on top sorry to see him go!"
Eli Roth: "RIP Paul Walker. Never met him but my Hostel team had just made Running Scared and everyone loved him. Condolences to his family."
Zelda Williams: "Not a hoax after all, but a terrible accident. Heartbreaking. RIP Paul Walker"
Katie Cassidy: "So sad, Paul Walker.... He will always be remembered"
Cara Santana: "Seems trivial 2 send a tweet, but N order 2 take a moment 2 share in the grief and send love 2 the family & loved ones of Paul Walker- RIP."
Kyle Newman: "Much light and love to Paul Walker's friends and family. Fantastically nice guy. Very sad news indeed."
Ian Bohen: "I didn't know Paul personally but fuck man I'm stunned. Sadness. Life is short. Take nothing for granted. Hug your loved ones."
Michelle Branch: "Sad to hear about Paul Walker. A friend of a friend was there & said he was at a charity car event raising money for the Philippines. Awful!"
Brad Goreski: 'My thoughts and prayers go out to @RealPaulWalker family. How sad. He was such a beauty on film. Those blue eyes will be missed."
Jean-Luc Bilodeau: "Rest in peace Paul Walker. Enjoyed your movies since I was a little guy.. The Fast & The Furious movies are the reason I started loving cars. So tragic. #rip"
Dave Annable: "Wow. I'm kind of in shock about the news on Paul Walker. So sad and tragic. Prayers out to friends and family. #RIPPaulWalker"
Christopher Gorham: "So saddened to hear about @RealPaulWalker 's passing. May he rest in peace."
Jana Kramer: "Heartbroken. So damn sad. Life is so short. Praying for his family."