TMZ Reporting Paul Walker Dead Following Car Accident

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The Thanksgiving holiday weekend has taken a tragic turn in Hollywood. TMZis reporting movie star Paul Walker is dead following a fiery car crash. He was 40.

From the report:


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.

Walker, famous for starring in the high-grossing The Fast and The Furious franchise, appeared on CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless as Brandon Collins in 1992. Walker leaves behind one daughter, Meadow, born in 1998.

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