Paul Walker, 'Fast and the Furious' actor, dies in fiery car crash at age 40

SANTA CLARITA - ABC News confirms that Fast and the Furious movie star Paul Walker died in a car crash Saturday afternoon in Southern California. He was 40 years old.

The crash occurred in Santa Clarita, outside of Los Angeles, where police say Walker's Porsche lost control, crashed and exploded.

ABC News confirmed the facts with Walker's representatives.

The Associated Press reports Walker's publicist also confirms his death.

At first, there was some confusion about initial reports of Walker's death because of an online death hoax that said Walker was dead earlier this week.

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