paul-walker-dead-at-40-230.jpgPaul Walker died in a car crash on Saturday afternoon, according to TMZ.

Walker, 40, was in Santa Clarita, California for a car show to raise money for the Philippines typhoon relief effort, and the actor died when his new Porsche GT crashed and caught on fire.

It's not yet clear whether the Fast and the Furious star was behind the wheel, but TMZ reports that two people riding in the car were killed. Apparently Walker had been taking friends out in his new car, and the accident happened during one of those test rides.

As of 6:30pm on Saturday evening, law enforcement officials were still on the scene.


The actor's rep confirmed Walker's death on Facebook:

    "It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friends 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"