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    Actor Paul Walker dead

    Fast & The Furious star Paul Walker has died in a car crash.

    Walker was a passenger in a friend's Porsche when the unnamed driver lost control of the vehicle during a charity event in Santa Clarita, California. The sportscar collidied with a tree and burst into flames. Both the driver and Walker were killed.

    A statement posted on the actor's official Facebook.com fan page reads: "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 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."

    Walkers publicist Ame Van Iden has confirmed his death.

    In one of his final interviews, Walker recently told WENN he was enjoying life as a dad to his teenage daughter Meadow after revealing she had moved in with him last year.

    He said, "She started living with me last year just when I was leaving to go to work on Fast (& Furious 6). It's really kind of tearing on me trying to maintain the balance. She just turned 15 and it's a critical time. I'm big with analogies so I look at it like this big rocket ship and she's on this launching pad.

    "I want to get the trajectory right. It's just me and my daughter and I'm gonna be her dad for the rest of our lives so I want it to be cool. I sure as hell don't want to be looking back and go, 'F***, what if, and I should've been home more'. She's super supportive and is like, 'No, go; this is what you do'. I'm like, 'We've got three years and you're gonna be out of the house. How much longer before you show up with Johnny?'

    "We're really honest with each other which is cool. She tells me what her needs are and tries to be a little tougher than I want her to be sometimes. I want her to be more revealing like, 'You're not home enough...' I want her to say those things."

    Just a two days before his death, Walker took to Twitter.com to share his Thanksgiving Day thoughts with fans.

    He wrote, "Happy Thanksgiving to all celebrating today! Try not to get too full from dinner, seconds, dessert, leftovers, that late night snack..."

    He later added a now shocking apt tweet, writing, "When you #LiveFast, there's no definite set of rules."

    And on Friday, he posted a photo from the set of the new Fast & Furious movie, featuring himself and co-star Vin Diesel, and added, "The boys are back. Will you be ready?" It turned out to be his last Twitter.com entry.

    Among the celebrities who took to Twitter.com with fans to mourn Walker's passing were Russell Simmons, Lance Bass, rocker Chris Daughtry and ‏fellow fast car buff Frankie Muniz, who wrote, "So sad to hear about Paul Walker. He was my hero when I was in my teens. Super nice guy... crazy."

    Filmmaker Eli Roth also paid tribute to the actor, adding, "RIP Paul Walker. Never met him but my Hostel team had just made Running Scared and everyone loved him. Condolences to his family."

    And actor pal Michael Ealy was also crushed by the news of Walker's the actor's death, adding, "My heart is crushed by the news that my friend Paul Walker passed away today. Prayers and light to his daughter and family right now."

    Walker was born in Glendale, California in 1973 and started acting as a toddler when he appeared in a Pampers commercial. He enjoyed success as a TV child star throughout the 1980s landing roles in shows like Highway to Heaven and Who's the Boss?

    His big break came in 1999's Varsity Blues and that led to his role in the Fast & the Furious film franchise - he has played Brian O'Conner in five of the six fast-paced action movies, and was filming Fast & Furious 7 at the time of his death.

    Walker has also starred or appeared in hit movies Eight Below, Into the Blue, She's All That, Running Scared, Takers and Flags of Our Fathers.

    An avid surfer, the actor was also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert and a huge shark fan.

    He studied marine biology before his acting career took off and recently fulfilled a lifelong dream by starring in a National Geographic Channel series, titled Expedition Great White, during which he studied great white sharks off the coast of Mexico.

    Actor Paul Walker dies in car crash

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    From what's left of the car... they were doing more than a test drive....

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    The definition of irony!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Special K View Post
    The definition of irony!
    Yes indeed and also reminiscent of the death of James Dean - also speeding in a Porsche - back on September 30, 1955.

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    How does one raise money by taking cars out for test drives exactly.......?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John S. Black View Post
    if you or me did it we wound not get a dime
    but a star of a movie on race cars
    use your imagination if you have any.
    they used tiger woods face on many products to sell them stuff he never even used cause he was famous and people could not get enough of him for a while till he had zipper problems:-)
    my imagination lacks factual accuracy - thats why I asked. By the sounds of things you don't know either - thanks for posting.

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    I really liked the actor, its indeed a sad irony that the Fast and Furious star dies in a car crash at 40... Well nothing we can do, but ill miss seeing him in movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    Fast & The Furious star Paul Walker has died in a car crash.

    In one of his final interviews, Walker recently told WENN he was enjoying life as a dad to his teenage daughter Meadow after revealing she had moved in with him last year.
    Hey all,

    I knew a great hard working guy whose long ago girlfriend had broken up with him after getting pregnant and never told him about the baby. The guy knew nothing of a daughter until she was 19 and was very happy to get to know her. His then wife and he took her in like family. Around a year later the guy was brutally run over by an 18 year old girl so drunk she never new she hit a person until the cops took her away. The driver got 15-25 years, the daughter lost a chance to be with the father she had never known until such a short time before.

    Enjoy friends and family while you can.



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    Quote Originally Posted by John S. Black View Post
    ... but a star of a movie on race cars use your imagination if you have any....
    Oh yeah ! lets raise money by having Paul Walker having 'ONLY' a test drive while being a PASSENGER.... This is so FOS !
    People just don't have the balls nowadays to call a cat... a CAT !

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    Were they street racing with another car or just speeding ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle View Post
    Oh yeah ! lets raise money by having Paul Walker having 'ONLY' a test drive while being a PASSENGER.... This is so FOS !
    People just don't have the balls nowadays to call a cat... a CAT !
    They do the same thing here in the summer during one of the street festivals downtown. People pay 50 bucks or something and get to go for a ride in an exotic sports car for a few minutes. In this case, people probably could get their picture taken with a movie star and go for a ride in a hot Porsche.
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    So young... RIP Paul...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techman View Post
    People pay 50 bucks or something and get to go for a ride in an exotic sports car....
    He was with his buddy car shop owner and clearly they were going over the limit on a street known for street car racing (where others died before doing the same)
    They co-owned a racing team and it looks like they wanted to take a brief 'drive away' from the fundraising activity.

    So in this case... the cat was a self described adrenaline junkie.

    Again, it's the people left behind who will suffer.
    What a waste !

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    If quick money does not do you in then the drugs will get you.

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    This car (Porsche Carrera GT) is very difficult to handle at high speeds as discussed in this article:

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/03/us/pau...html?hpt=hp_t1

    It's an agile car, but stability control is not good at speed.

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