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Reports broke late this evening that Paul Walker, star of The Fast and The Furious franchise, has died in a car accident in Santa Clarita.

TMZ broke the news, with numerous other outlets following suit. According to sources on the scene and various early reports, the actor was involved in a single-car accident just north of Los Angeles. The car apparently hit “either a post or a tree” and subsequently burst into flames. Officials in Santa Clarita Valley report that two occupants in the car were killed.

Representatives for the actor later confirmed that reports of Walker’s death are in fact true. A statement has been posted to the actor’s Facebook page about the tragedy.

The actor is currently trending on Twitter, and many celebs have already begun tweeting their condolences.

Walker was just 40 years old.

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