Actor Paul Walker, best known for his turn as Brian O'Connor in the Fast and Furious movie series, has died at age 40, ABC News confirmed with his rep.
"Sadly I must confirm that Paul did pass away this afternoon," the representative, Ame van Iden, wrote in an e-mail to ABC.
Van Iden confirmed the cause of death was a car crash, but declined to give ABC further details. However, TMZ has reported that Walker died in a car crash in Santa Clarita Valley, in Southern California. Meanwhile, the Santa Clarita Valley Sherriff's Station confirmed to US Weekly that there had been two fatalities in a car accident there earlier this afternoon.
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