Confirmed: Paul Walker killed in fiery car crash.

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    TMZ is reporting that his car crashed and burst into flames. Talk about bad karma.

    http://www.tmz.com/2013/11/30/paul-walker-dead-dies-car-accident-fatal-fire-crash/

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2013/11/30/paul-walker-obituary/3793429/

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-01/fast-and-furious-actor-paul-walker-killed-in-car-crash/5127484
     
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    I am trying to get other reports but so far TMZ is the only one with the story. To be fair they have been more accurate than the real news agencies lately.
     
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    Other places are saying its a hoax that started on Friday.
     
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    Here's another report:
    http://m.nydailynews.com/1.1533786

    Happened in my home town and asked my family, they said there was an accident but didn't know who was involved. There are often accidents there so it's hard to say if this is the same.
     
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    So far everyone is grabbing the TMZ report. They do have a good track record so who knows.
     
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    ABC has just confirmed it. (on twitter) still waiting on an official release.
     
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    This just popped up on his twitter:

    Paul Walker ‏@RealPaulWalker 13s
    It's with a heavy heart that we must confirm Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident...MORE: http://on.fb.me/1bzn8gD - #TeamPW
     
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    From TMZ:
    NBC, ABC, and the AP are all reporting it now.
     
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    So his Porsche GT (Carrera?) but he wasn't the one driving? I can only assume whoever was driving had no experience or was not familiar with how unpredictable a Porsche can handle at high speeds. Extremely unfortunate if this was the case.
     
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    Very sad. RIP.

    Didn't believe it at first but the charity event he was at confirmed it on their FB page.
     
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    So sad. I'm a fan of the fast & furious series & I enjoyed seeing him in the series due to the way they all had a special bond, fast 7 won't be the same w/out him. RIP :(
     
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    Confirmed: Paul Walker killed in fiery car crash.

    Is it bad I had no clue who he was until a few hours ago? I've never been interested in those movies. Sad none the less. rip
     
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    http://www.rennteam.com/forum/page1.html;jsessionid=2wqrb7dykymj1xx7eox82vcqw?vs=0

    Former world rally champion and Porsche test driver Walter Rohrl told Drive the new Porsche supercar is "the first car in my life that I drive and I feel scared".


    The driver of the car that Walker died in was, Rodger Rodas was a racecar driver:

    "His achievements while racing saw him win second place in the Pirelli Porsche Driver's Cup Series Championship in 2012."

    Read more at: http://www.heavy.com/news/2013/12/roger-rodas-paul-walker-crash-dead-dies/


    If you do a search about the Carrera GT you will find some instances of it being noted as a scary unstable car.
     
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    RIP Paul Walker. The Fast and Furious franchise will never be the same.
     
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    Well I suppose that puts an end to Fast and Furious 36.2 or whatever we're on now. Unless its already been filmed.
     
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    Yeah. Read more details as they were revealed, original reports didn't have Rodger as the driver. We don't know the circumstances around the crash but I still think the car was going faster than it should have resulting in a severe crash and ultimately it being engulfed with flames. I would believe if the car was at legal limits, he would have the experience to somewhat control the car.

    As far as Porsche's go, the quicker and more powerful 911's, including the GT3 RS are known for being unpredictable but has been often considered as a "positive" attribute for being drivers cars. There is absolutely no doubt that the Carrera GT would be the same. Very Unfortunate.
     
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    Very sad about this, he was an amazing actor! Will truly be missed by millions.
     
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