Fast and furious star Paul Walker's death has sent ripples across the world. Walker was a passenger in the Porsche which his friend was driving, lost control and hit a street light.

The car was engulfed in flames. The LA County Sheriff's department has confirmed that two people died in a collision.

His death has touched off an outpouring of grief on social media networks.

Ever since the news of Walker, who is survived by his 15-year-old daughter Meadow, broke out, #RIPPaulWalker, Brian O'Connor and Fast & Furious has been trending on Twitter.

Walker, who began modelling as an infant in the pampers commercial, shot to fame with the Fast & Furious franchise starring in all but one of the six action blockbusters.

He had been working on the seventh instalment of the movie when his untimely death happened. Just a day before his death, he had posted about the movie in his official Facebook account.

"The boys are back. Will you be ready? - #TeamPW #FastFridays," Walker posted.

"It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. - #TeamPW," Walker's team said to his fans after his death was confirmed.


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