Paul William Walker IV merupakan seorang aktor berkebangsaan Amerika Serikat. Dia bermain di film utamanya seperti Joy Ride, Running Scared, dan Eight Below. Dia dilahirkan di Glendale, California. Dia berkarier di dunia film sejak tahun 1985.
Kabar duka ini disampaikan oleh tim publisis Paul Walker lewat akun Facebook-nya, Sabtu (30/11/2013) malam atau Minggu pagi Waktu Indonesia bagian Barat.
“Dengan berat hati kami ingin mengonfirmasikan Paul Walker meninggal dunia hari ini dalam sebuah kecelakaan mobil saat akan menghadiri acara amal untuk organisasinya Reach Out Worldwide.
The accident happened in Santa Clarita — north of Los Angeles — and according to multiple sources connected to Paul … the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree … and then the car burst into flames.
Several of our sources — some who are still at the scene of the accident — tell us Paul and another person in the car were killed. Law enforcement is still on the scene, and we’re told the L.A. County Coroner’s Office is on the way.
1130_paul_walker_accident_scene_twitterAt this point, it’s unclear what caused the accident, or who was behind the wheel when it happened.
Paul was 40 years old.
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.