US actor Paul Walker who starred in the Fast & Furious series of action films has been killed in a car crash in California, his publicist says.
A statement on his Facebook page said Walker, 40, had been a passenger in a friend’s car which crashed north of Los Angeles.
He was said to be attending a charity event at the time.
He starred in The Fast and The Furious in 2001 and featured in the sixth film in the franchise which opened in May.
Walker also starred in the suspense drama Hours, a movie that is set for release this month.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department said the crash happened in the community of Valencia.
It said deputies found a car engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision.
Two people found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.
Images showed the burned-out wreckage of a red Porsche sports car by the side of the road.
“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 organisation Reach Out Worldwide,” the statement on the actor’s Facebook page said.