Actor Paul Walker passed away earlier today in a single car crash in southern California. The story was first reported via TMZ who has all the coverage.

Paul Walker who was 40 at the time of the crash is perhaps best well-known for his role as Brian O'Conner in the 'Fast And Furious' movie franchise.

According to TMZ, Paul was riding in the passenger seat of his Porsche when it somehow lost control and ran into a post or a tree and caught fire.

 

It was also officially confirmed later on Paul Walker's Twitter and Facebook account.