TMZ is reporting that actor Paul Walker, 40, best known for playing Brian O'Connor in the Fast and Furious films, died in a fiery car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif. at around 3:30 p.m. PST today. Its sources say he was there for a car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort when the driver of his Porsche GT somehow lost control, causing the car to slam into a tree and burst into flames. Both Walker and the reported driver, Roger Rodas, CEO of Always Evolvingwere killed. 

This story is still developing. Check below for updates. 

Below are tweets confirming the news:

It is with great sadness to report that @RealPaulWalker has passed away. We will miss you. #RIP

— New Regency (@NewRegency) December 1, 2013

Just confirmed with his rep ... it's def not a hoax.

— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) December 1, 2013

It's with a heavy heart that we must confirm Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident...MORE: - #TeamPW

— Paul Walker (@RealPaulWalker) December 1, 2013


This is the official statement posted on Paul Walker's Facebook page:


This is reportedly the Porsche GT that Walker's friend was driving: 


This is a fan photo taken just before his death:

Post by Bill Townsend.

This is one of the last photos taken of Paul:

Update California: *Fatal Accident* This is The Last Photo Of "PAUL WALKER" Rest in Peace.

— Worldwide Actions (@AlwaysActions) December 1, 2013

Fast and Furious co-star Tyrese Gibson has posted a tribute to Walker:

Gibson's caption writes: "My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real Father God I pray that you send clarity over this cause I just don't understand My heart hurts it's broken no one can convince me that this is real.... Prayer warriors please pray real hard for his only child, his daughter and family...#HeartOfAnAngel13YrsFamilyForeverWeJustCelebreatedYour40thBirthday..... My God... My God... I can't believe I'm writing this"

[via TMZ and Hometown Station]