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'Fast and Furious' Actor Paul Walker Dies

Actor Paul Walker arrives for the World Premiere of Fast & Furious 6, at a central London cinema in Leicester Square, May 7, 2013.
Actor Paul Walker, best known for his role in the "Fast and Furious" action movies, has died in a car crash. He was 40 years old.

Walker's publicist said the actor was a passenger in a friend's car during a fiery crash north of Los Angeles, California. Both lost their lives.

Walker's publicist said the actor was attending a charity event for his organization "Reach Out Worldwide." The charity has sent teams of experts to help in areas hit by natural disasters. The organization recently was aiding victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and tornados in the U.S. state of Illinois.

The blond-haired, blue-eyed California native was in five of the six "Fast and Furious" films and was working on the seventh film at the time of his death.

Walker is survived by his 15-year-old daughter.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.