Paul Walker died Saturday afternoon in a fiery car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif. He was 40.
According to TMZ, The Fast and the Furious 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…Paul and another person in the car were killed…it’s unclear what caused the accident, or who was behind the wheel when it happened.
But, gossipdavid.com has discovered that news of his death hit the Internet more than an hour BEFORE TMZ broke the story though. A visitor to a blog posted this at 7:46 p.m. EST (TMZ’s story was posted at 8:52 p.m. EST).
So I work in Santa Clarita at an automotive performance shop and a good customer just came from Paul’s shop, AE (Always Evolving) where they were having a car show. It seems Paul went for a ride in a guys Porsche and they ended up around a phone pole, the car burst onto flames and rumour has it Paul is dead. I hope he got it wrong but he insists it was Paul. I’m reluctant to post this being just hearsay, but the guy who informed us is a wealthy car enthusiast that just pulled up in his Maserati and nothing to gain from a lie, and has video on his phone of the burning car. If it does turn out to be true, damn… RIP Paul.
Walker has been busy in recent month, including shooting an ad campaign for a Davidoff fragrance, of which he was the face. In September, gossipdavid.com posted these behind-the-scenes photo.