Paul Walker, Fast and Furious Star, Dies in a Car Crash, while Raising Funds for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors in the Philippines; Reactions of Celebrities

Paul Walker, one of the Fast and Furious Stars, has died in a car crash on Saturday, November 30, 2013, while raising funds for the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan survivors.  His organization, “Reach Out Worldwide“, has been spearheading “Haiyan.Philippines” to help with relief operations.

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Paul Walker of “Fast and Furious”, Image credit: Paul Walker/FB

The tragic news was confirmed on Paul Walker’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts.

“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.”

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Bill Townsend replied to the post on Facebook expressing how Paul Walker was ‘seeing gifts brought for kids to give out to charity.’

“I was with Paul today. He was surrounded by friends, talking about cars, seeing hundreds of gifts brought for kids to give out by charity. The news is terribly sad. The world lost an angel and Heaven gained one. I’m going to commit to helping ensure the Paul’s charity lives on and that his love of cars and people, especially children, will be remembered forever.”

Reportedly, Bill Townsend was with Paul Walker 2 hours earlier before the accident occurred. The “Fast and Furious” cast previously visited the Philippines, and Pinoys loved them.

Celebrities are shocked about the news; many fans are in denial, tweeting the hashtag #

“Please tell me this is a joke.”

“I’m sure it’s a hoax.”

The announcement of Paul Walker’s death on his Official Twitter and Facebook account, however, has confirmed the sad news.

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