We are sad to report some terrible news coming out of California right now, as actor Paul Walker has died in an automobile crash today in Southern California. The actor, best known for his role in The Fast and The Furious movies, was involved in a single-car crash that involved the Porsche he was in hitting a tree or post and bursting into flame. Paul Walker was 40 years old!

Paul Walker Dead 2013

This story is from TMZ, but they have spoken with sources close to Paul and they have stated that the driver lost control of the vehicle and both the driver and Paul Walker dead. The L.A. County Coroner’s Office is on the way to the scene, which can be seen right here:

Paul Walker Dead - Accident ScenePhoto Credit: TMZ

TMZ is reporting: “Sources close to Paul tell us he was in Santa Clarita for a car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort, and had been taking friends out for rides in his new Porsche GT. The accident happened during one of those test spins.”

No word on who was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash. Our thoughts go out to their friends and families at this terrible time.

***UPDATE: We now have word from Paul Walker’s reps that this is an internet hoax and he is not really dead: “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.”

***UPDATE 2: Now it looks like the hoax may have had a Facebook group showing support for his death yesterday and he may have died today in a car crash. This one is still up in the air! Hoax or real news??? We’ll keep you updated when we hear more!

***UPDATE 3: New Regency Studios have confirmed the news in a tweet….such a sad day:

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